Galanthus angustifolius

Galanthus angustifolius is rare in cultivation, but can be found in the wild in the northern Caucasus mountains¬† at heights from 700-1000m (1,2). It tends to grow in deciduous forests. Like G. nivalis and G.¬†reginae-olgae, its leaves display applanate verniation. Scapes reach a height of 7-14cm. It’s name means narrowleaved, fittingly, leaves are only 3 to 7mm wide, with a length of 8 to 16cm.

It is rare in the wild and even rarer in cultivation. It appears to have an affinity for loam-type soils. Winters in the northern Caucasus are colder than in western Europe, so the plants should be hardy in cultivation.

  1. Galanthus angustifolius. Galanthus wild species. CITES Bulbs.
  2. Freda Cox. Gardener’s guide to snowdrops. Crowood 2013.
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