Snowdrop Overview

Description 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.
Common Name Snowdrop
Plant Type Bulb
Light Part Sun, Shade, Sun
Height 6 to 6 inches
Width null to 4 inches
Flower Color White
Season Features Spring Bloom
Special Features Fragrance, Good for Containers, Low Maintenance
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Propagation Division
Problem Solvers Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Slope/Erosion Control

Garden Plans For Snowdrop

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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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