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Snowdrop

Galanthus spp.

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H6-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

20cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Snowdrop Overview

A genus of dwarf bulbous perennials in the Amaryllidaceae family, native to Europe and the Middle East, comprising 21 accepted species. They are also widely naturalised due to their popularity as cultivated garden flowers. Commonly known as snowdrops, members of this genus have strap-shaped leaves and nodding white flowers, consisting of three outer tepals and three inner ones. Many varieties, cultivars and hybrids are available which have been bred for a diverse range of flower shapes and green markings. Snowdrops are a common British woodland flower and seeing them in the wild is a sure sign spring is on the way!

Common problems with Snowdrop

How to propagate Snowdrop

Seed

Division

Bulbs

You can propagate by division in the spring after flowering or in late summer or autumn when bulbs are dormant.

Special features of Snowdrop

Attractive flowers

Attractive white blooms with green markings.

Other uses of Snowdrop

This low maintenance clump forming bulbous perennial can be planted in beds and borders under deciduous trees or shrubs or in pots and containers for late winter displays. It can be naturalised through grass in wildflower areas.

Looking Good in February - Top 10

Traditionally flowering in February, these flowers will be at their best this month.

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Winter Flowering Bulbs

Flowering in winter these bulbs give a beautiful display.

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