Can you get yellow snowdrops?

Yellow snowdrops are always popular, but not always so very easy to grow. Northumberland has been famed over the centuries for its yellow forms of the common snowdrop, but it is from the “hills” to the south of Cambridge that many of the best known lutescent forms of the Crimean snowdrop (G. plicatus) herald from. 

What Colours do snowdrops come in?

What do snowdrops look like? Standing around 7–15 cm tall, snowdrops have white bell-shaped flowers at the end of an erect flowering stem with two to three leaves. Leaves: narrow to linear in shape, smooth and dull grey-green in colour.

Can you get Coloured snowdrops?

Snowdrops in Other Colors

Certain snowdrop species display a hint of color. One example is the giant snowdrop (Galanthus elwesii), which displays conspicuous green blotches on the inner part of the flowers. However, the petals are primarily pure white. Other species display a certain amount of yellow.

How many types of snowdrop are there?

There are about 20 known species of snowdrop, native to Europe and the Middle East. Probably the most common species are Galanthus nivalis, Galanthus elwesii and Galanthus plicatus. Many hybrid snowdrops have arisen from just these three species.

Are snowdrops poisonous to touch?

Snowdrops are themselves poisonous. This is due to poisonous alkaloid compounds, which are particularly concentrated in their bulbs. Two key alkaloids found in snowdrops are lycorine and galantamine; both are also found in daffodils.

What are Russian snowdrops?

Puschkinia are also know as Russian Snowdrops. These delightful dwarf bulbous perennials will grow up to 10cm tall with each flower head being 12mm across. Puschkinia like a partial-shade position with a well-drained soil that’s slightly moist.

What do Russian snowdrops look like?

These dainty flowers are porcelain white with a blue stripe. While not related to the Galanthus genus of snowdrop they are also called Russian Snowdrops. Like snowdrops Puschkinia are ideal for naturalising under trees, in rockeries or at the front of the border.

Which is the rarest snowdrop?

The most valuable is the galanthus woronowii, also known as the ‘Elizabeth Harrison’, or giant snowdrop.

Is it illegal to pick snowdrops UK?

Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, it is unlawful to uproot any wild plant without permission from the landowner or occupier.

Is it illegal to pick wild snowdrops?

Legislation under the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) makes it illegal “to uproot any wild plant without permission from the landowner or occupier” in Britain.

Are there pink snowdrops?

Gaultheria mucronata Pink Snowdrop™

Evergreen shrub, apparently similar to the species type except that it produces pink fruit. Sun, part shade. Best in moist, acid soil. Tolerates wind and wet conditions.

What Colour is snow flower?

It is through them that snow plant’s relationship with ericaceous plants can be discovered: the flower (red, of course) has five petals, mostly fused along their edges into the shape of an elongated bell.

Are snowdrop flowers rare?

Fragile gentle first spring white flower. Snowdrop is a rare flower.

What month do snowdrops flower?

Snowdrops generally flower from January to March, but the exact timing depends on the weather and where you live in the UK. In warmer winters, they have been seen in December and even as early as mid-November, so it’s not too soon to start looking, especially if you live in the south of the UK.

Do snowdrops smell?

On a sunny day, snowdrops are highly scented and give off a honey smell. If you have enough plants the perfume will fill the garden. Mix them with crocus, aconites and cyclamen coum for a colourful display.

Are snowdrops lucky?

Snowdrops have many meanings and symbols associated with it. They can mean purity, innocence, and sympathy. In Victorian England, if you sighted a snowdrop it was a sign of death and back luck. It was also considered back luck to pick the flowers and use them inside the home.