Latin name: Galanthus plicatus
Origin: Eastern Europe
The pleated snowdrop is a bulbous perennial which grows up to 20 cm tall.
Leaves are dark green, glaucous, sometimes with a silver channel. They are identified by the plication (folding back) of the leaves in youth. This creates a ‘pleated’ effect once the leaves mature.
Solitary white flowers bloom from the late winter months.
Grow in moist, humus-rich soil that does not become too warm in summer. It is best transplanted when fully dormant or entering dormancy.