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Giant Snowdrop

Galanthus woronowii

Also known as

Green Snowdrop

Galanthus woronowii, Palmengarten, Frankfurt, Germany - 20090301 by Alexander Klink (CC BY 3.0)

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

5a-9b

USDA zone

-29°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15cm

Max

5cm

10cm

Min

1cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Giant Snowdrop Overview

This clump-forming, bulbous perennial has solitary, fragrant, nodding, white flowers with green marks on the inner petals, they are produced in early spring and typically grow to around 15cm tall. Leaves are glossy, bright green in colour and broadly strap-shaped, with a compact and erect growth habit.

Common problems with Giant Snowdrop

How to harvest Giant Snowdrop

Generally not harvested but can be taken for floral arrangements

How to propagate Giant Snowdrop

Division

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

Special features of Giant Snowdrop

Attractive flowers

Winter colour

Other uses of Giant 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.