Galanthus Mail Order Information
Linden Hill Gardens is proud to be one of four growers in the USA that carries unusual varieties of galanthus. One of Jerry Fritz’s passions and favorite plants are galanthus. ‘Galanthus mania’ began when he first saw the wonderous and stunning masses and drifts of them at the Royal Horticultural Society in England. He quickly became a ‘galanthophile’, an avid collector, a fan of the Snowdrop Craze and started a dedicated club: The Galanthus Group of the Delaware Valley, to discuss and enjoy all things galanthus.
Check out this article about Linden Hill and snowdrops in The Pennsylvania Horticulture Society’s Green Scene Magazine.
We ship snowdrops ‘in the green’ (meaning they have foliage and flowers). All snowdrops will be hand picked and carefully packed in moist newspaper and placed in plastic bags. Upon receiving the plants, open immediately, plant directly in the ground and water thoroughly.
Planting Your Snowdrops
Plant your bulbs in full sun to part shade. They do well under deciduous trees, and in a well-drained rich soil. We have had great success with growing them under the Dawn Redwood Allee here at Linden Hill, which is full sun in the winter/early spring and shaded in the summer (when the bulbs are dormant). Snowdrops will naturalize by bulb offsets and self-seeding. They will light up your bare winter landscape and let you know that spring is on its way. Plant galanthus with hellebores (Lenten Rose) and eranthis hyemalis (Winter aconite) to enhance early interest in your garden.
Mail Ordering your Snowdrops
Galanthus will be available for shipping mid-March and after. Please choose your snowdrops and email your orders to firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to include your phone number. We will call you to get your payment information.
There is a $50 minimum order, plus $15 for shipping and handling. We accept checks and credit cards (all except Amex)
Available galanthus (in limited quantities) are:
Galanthus nivalis (Common Snowdrop). The easiest to grow, fastest to naturalize,. Thin, gray-green foliage and honey scented flowers. $2.50 ea or 5 for $11 and 10 for $22
G. nivalis “Flore Pleno’ is a double-flowered, nodding, fragrant snowdrop.
$12 each or 5 for $55 and 10 for $110
G. elwesii ‘Sir Edward Elgar’ is from a series of galanthus named for famous English composers with gray-green foliage and broad petalled flowers. Green markings on inner segments. $18 ea
G. elwesii ‘H. Purcell’ is also from the composer series. This galanthus features large flowers and a strong growth habit. SOLD OUT
G. elwesii ‘G.F. Handel’ is in the composer series as well and flowers early. $10 ea
G. elwesii ‘J. Haydn’ is also in the collectible composer series. A pure white, long flower. SOLD OUT
G. elwesii ‘Green Brush’ bold green marks on outer petals $55 ea
G. elwesii ‘Godfrey Owen’ is a unique galanthus with six inner and six outer segments. It was discovered in Shropshire in 1996 by Margaret Owen, who named it after her husband. A favorite here. $60 ea SOLD OUT
G. ‘S. Arnott’ is a strong, vigorous snowdrop with large flowers with green markings at the tip of each inner tepal. A staff favorite. $15 ea
G. ‘Brenda Troyle’ is fragrant with rounded white petals, and, the inner segments are heart-shaped with green markings. $25 ea
G. ‘Hippolyta’ is a stunning double form. The outer petals are white and inner are green with white outlines. $20 ea
G. ‘Pusey Green Tips’ is a double with green tips on the outer and inner segments. First found on the banks of the Thames and in cultivation since the 1930s. $15 ea SOLD OUT
G. plicatus ‘Colossus’ is a very robust and large, early-blooming snowdrop. $25 ea SOLD OUT
G. ‘Primrose Warburg’ has blue-gray leaves with gold markings on the white petals. This snowdrop was discovered in the garden of Primrose Warburg, a ‘galanthophile’, in South Hayes. $60 ea SOLD OUT
G. ‘Little Ben’ features large flowers, and a rounded emerald green marking on the inner segments. A part of the ‘Mighty Atom’ group-which have large flowers on stout stems. $65 ea SOLD OUT
G. ‘Jacquenetta’ is a vigorous, tall and attractive double. $30 ea
G. nivalis ‘Viridapice’ is a robust snowdrop with green markings on the outer petals. It was discovered in early 1900 on an old farm in the province of North Holland. $15 ea
G. ‘W.A. Mozart’ is a brand new introduction in the composer series. $25 ea
G. ‘Benjamin Britten’ is a brand new introduction in the composer series. $25 ea SOLD OUT