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Snowbell

Soldanella spp.

Also known as

Moonwort

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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Snowbell Overview

Also known as snowbell, this genus contains 10 hardy, evergreen perennials which flower in early spring, often through melting snow. Foliage is leathery, rounded or kidney-shaped and arranged in a basal rosette on long stalks. Flowers hang pendently and are funnel-shaped with fringed petals. These are usually purple or white and organised on equal-length stalks, termed an umbel. Originating from mountainous areas in Europe, this genus is well-suited to planting in an alpine house or rock garden.

Common problems with Snowbell

How to propagate Snowbell

Seed

Propagate from seed in spring.

Division

Division in late summer.

Budding

Slugs may attack flower buds.

Other uses of Snowbell

Grown for their flowers.

Plants for Rock Gardens

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