Galanthus nivalis - Common Snowdrop, Snowdrops

Origins       Europe, 
                  Asia Minor
Type          Perennial 
Hardiness  Zones 4 - 7
Blooms      January till March
Height       Up to 9 in (20 cm)

Full or partial sun, average water needs. Snowdrops like sun in Winter, and shade during Summer months. Try planting them around deciduous (leafy) trees to provide well for these needs. In addition, their fallen leaves, will also keep Snowdrop bulbs moist, sheltered and thriving.

By division of bulb offsets. Plant late Summer or early Fall. Snowdrops bulbs like being moist not dry, and will do best planted immediately after acquisition.

Other Information about Snowdrops
Often referred to as Harbingers of Spring, Snowdrops create spectacular displays, year
after year, in any, not just woodland, garden! For unspoiled, snow white blooms, try inter planting them with creeping thyme or other evergreen ground covers.

For fragrance, try these varieties:
Galanthus Brenda Troyle
Galanthus S. Arnott

Bulbs are toxic.

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