Plant Type
Sunlight Amount


A traditional herald of spring, the common snowdrop has become glamorous, with many new forms available. It's no wonder -- this classic offers nodding white bells, dotted and underskirted with green and hanging from arching stems. They have a light, sweet fragrance. Snowdrops are very easy to grow, requiring only a well-drained soil. They prefer a shaded location and will spread naturally within a few years.

genus name
  • Galanthus_ ssp.
  • Sun
  • Part Sun
  • Shade
plant type
  • Under 6 inches
  • To 4 inches wide
flower color
season features
problem solvers
special features
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9

Garden Plans For Snowdrop

More varieties for Snowdrop

Double snowdrop

Galanthus nivalis 'Flore Pleno' offers lightly fragrant double flowers that open to reveal green-tipped, ruffled centers. It grows 4 inches tall. Zones 3-9

Common snowdrop

Galanthus nivalis bears white, bell-shape blooms that open to reveal green-tipped centers. The flowers dangle from bare stems above shiny, linear foliage. The plant grows 5 inches tall. Zones 3-9

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