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Growing: Snowdrop

Botanical Name: Galanthus
Life Cycle: perennial bulb
Planting Time: early fall
Height: 8" to 10"
Exposure: full sun to dappled shade
Soil: rich, moist soil; prefers moist soil in spring
Hardiness: zones 4-8
Bloom Time: late winter to early spring; late fall to winter (in the south)
Flower: dangling white, bell-shaped flowers with a honey-like fragrance
Foliage: 2 to 3 long, dark green, blade-like leaves from each bulb
Propagation: bulbs, division
Suggested Use: borders, meadow, woodlands, containers and mass plantings
Growing Hints: Plant bulbs 3 to 4 inches deep in the early fall. Large groups of 25 or more bulbs will give the best show. Snowdrops take a fairly long time to become fully established in the garden, but once they are, you can leave them alone for years or propagate them by division each season after foliage begins to fade.
Interesting Facts: The Snowdrop's native habitat is the eastern Mediterranean, southeastern Europe and Russia. Because they grow in late fall or early spring (depending on zone) they are often thought of as opportunists. By blooming early, they ensure themselves more moisture and less competition from other flowers for pollinators. They are also resistant to deer, rabbits, squirrels and other rodents.


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