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Galanthus 'Mother Goose'


Galanthus 'Mother Goose' is the holy grail for galanthophiles with the darkest yellow markings of any cultivar.

For a "galanthophile", Galanthus 'Mother Goose' is the holy grail. Whereas snowdrops are famous for their pure white flowers with green markings, this rare and sought after cultivar has yellow markings on the petals and of all the cultivars with yellow, 'Mother Goose' is the darkest. Snowdrops are a harbinger of spring that bloom in late winter, often breaking through the snow. Their pendulous pure white flowers often have green markings, the small subtleties of which along with the variation in petal shapes beguile many gardeners who, having fallen down the rabbit hole, are known as "galanthophiles". Beware! You could be next.

Common Name: Snowdrop - [Spring B&B Pre-Order]

Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 4-8"

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Winter - Early Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Forests and forest edges, shady pastures, amongst shrubs, and in other shaded to partly shaded habitats often in damp soils.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

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