A picture of a Slender Snowdrop

Slender Snowdrop

Galanthus gracilis

Also known as

Snowdrop

Galanthus elwesii, flower by Schnobby (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H7-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

10cm

5cm

Min

5cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Slender Snowdrop Overview

Also known as the slender snowdrop, this species is a clumping, bulbous perennial with slim, nodding, white-green, scented blooms. Growth occurs in a twisting habit and foliage is grey-green. 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 Slender Snowdrop

How to harvest Slender Snowdrop

Generally not harvested but can be taken for floral arrangements

How to propagate Slender Snowdrop

Division

Divide clumps when 'In the green' and replant straight away for the best results.

Bulbs

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

Special features of Slender Snowdrop

Attractive flowers

Winter colour

Other uses of Slender Snowdrop

This low maintenance 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.