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Galanthus nivalis


Common Snowdrop




Origin:  Found in meadows and hillsides throughout Europe from the Pyrenees Mountains to Ukraine.
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Great for naturalizing and a harbinger of spring that no garden should be without.



Michael Pascoe, NDP., ODH., CLT., MSc. (Plant Conservation)

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Family
Amaryllidaceae
Genus
Galanthus
Species
nivalis
Category
Bulbs, Perennials
USDA Hardiness Zone
3 - 7
Canadian Hardiness Zone
1a - 7a
RHS Hardiness Zone
H5 - H7
Temperature (°C)
-37 -(-12)
Temperature (°F)
-35 - 10
Height
10 - 50 cm
Spread
10 cm
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
MarchApril
General Description
Dwarf bulbous perennial.
Landscape
It should be used 'en masse' in woodland gardens, meadows, or as an underplanting under ground covers. Planted under Hamamelis 'Arnold Promise; produces a double promise of spring.
Cultivation
Easily cultivated in most free draining soils.
Growth
Fast
ID Characteristic
Narrow green leaves with solitary nodding white flowers.
Pests
Grey mould.
Leaf Description
Each bulb generally produces two linear, or very narrowly ( 6 mm wide and 10 cm long) lanceolate, greyish-green leaves and an erect, leafless scape.
Flower Description
Atop a pair of bract-like spathe valves joined by a papery membrane emerges a solitary, pendulous, bell-shaped white flower, held on a slender pedicel.
Propagation
Clumps may be divided 'in the green': lifting clumps and dividing when in full foliage or lifting and dividing dormant bulbs in late summer. Use caution when 'dividing in the green' as broken roots will not re-grow until the following season unlike other perennials.
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