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Snowdrop – Should They be Transplanted ‘in the Green’?

Snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis and other Galanthus species, are one of the best spring flowering plants. The common advice given for transplanting them is that it should be done ‘in the green’. Transplanting in the green means transplanting snowdrops right after flowering, while the leaves are still green.

I suspect that this myth has been handed down for many generations, but it is not based on fact. Lets have a closer look.

Snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis

Snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis, by Robert Pavlis

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