Scientific Name - Galanthus elwesii Hooker
Popular names - snowdrop, snowdrops giant.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from Asia Minor.
Description - bulbous species, 10-20 mm diameter. Leaves 2, oblong, glauca, 1.5 - 1.7 x 7.9 inches anteza period. Spata 2.5-4.0 cm, longer than pedicel. Pedicel 1.8 - 2.2 cm long. 3 tepalele outer 1.5-2.8 mm, 0.8-1.3 mm inner tepalele with a green stain on the top and bottom. 2n = 24.
Tolerance - do not tolerate shade.
Requirements - well-drained soils, sunny exhibitions.
Management - the bulbs are planted in autumn, in septemrbie, and bloom in January and February. The bulbs are planted at 10 cm distance between plants, and about 10 inches deep.
Propagation - by bulbs.
Garden Partners - Leucojum vernum.
Properties and Uses - ornamental species, may be used for rocks.
Curiosity - Galanthus derived from the Greek 'gala' = milk, 'Anthem' = flower.
Galanthus elwesii was discovered in western Turkey, in 1874, by HJ Elwes.
In some Christian calendars on 2 February, is associated with the snowdrop - the day dedicated to Mary purification.
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