Galanthus 'Dionysus'



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Heyrick Greatorix hybridized Galanthus plicatus with G. nivalis 'Flore Pleno' and selected several outstanding double seedlings to name and these are part of the group known as the Greatorix Doubles. 'Dionysus' is one of the earliest of these to flower and and has large white flowers with petals parted to show the well-marked green inner perianth with its packed green inner petals with their white picotee. An excellent one for the garden both in persistence and increase. And might I say right here that thank the gods that Heyrick Greatorix did some excellent Galanthus hybridizing so that future generations might have the benefit of not only enjoying his snowdrops but also his name. Hopefully some of you with children pending might set aside the names of reality tv stars (research shows that these are the popular names) in favor of a name that has and will stand the test of time. While I might not legally change my name Heyrick Greatorix, a tattoo is not out of the question.


Plant Type

  • Perennial / Bulb

Mature Size


Hardiness Zones

  • Zone 3 (-35 °F)
  • Zone 4a (-30 °F)
  • Zone 4b (-25 °F)
  • Zone 5a (-20 °F)
  • Zone 5b (-15 °F)
  • Zone 6a (-10 °F)
  • Zone 6b (-5 °F)
  • Zone 7a (0 °F)
  • Zone 7b (5 °F)
  • Zone 8a (10 °F)
  • Zone 8b (15 °F)

Sun Exposure

  • Part Shade - Part Sun
  • Shade

Water Needs

  • Moist
  • Moderate

Bloom Time

  • Winter