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Double Snowdrop

Galanthus nivalis f. pleniflorus 'Flore Pleno'

Also known as

Double Snowdrop 'Flore Pleno'

Galanthus nivalis f. pleniflorus 4 - - 1165844 by Jonathan Billinger (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Double Snowdrop Overview

This cultivar is a clump-forming, bulbous perennial that produces fragrant, nodding, white flowers with double inner petals marked with green. Leaves are dark grey-green, narrowly strap-shaped and have a compact and erect growth habit. typically growing to around 15cm tall, this cultivar flowers in winter, producing attractive, showy blooms measuring around 2.5cm long.

Common problems with Double Snowdrop

How to harvest Double Snowdrop

Generally not harvested but can be taken for floral arrangements

How to propagate Double Snowdrop


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

Special features of Double Snowdrop

Attractive flowers

Attractive white blooms marked with green.

Winter colour

Attractive white blooms.

Other uses of Double 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.