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Snowdrops

Botanical Name
Galanthus nivalis
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
7
Height
6 inches
Width
6 inches
Flowers
Early spring: drooping, pure white with green crescent around the notch of inner tepals
Light
Part to full shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained, cool
Planting & Care
  • Plant bulbs 4 inches deep, spaced 4 inches apart
  • Grows well under deciduous trees where the sun exposure is full in early spring but becomes more shaded as the trees leaf out
  • Best when planted en masse in random, natural looking patterns
  • Naturalizes by self-seeding and bulb offsets
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Galanthus elwesii - giant snowdrop, 9 to 12 inches tall, flowers are larger than G. nivalis, Zones 4 to 7

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