Very early and vigorous, award-winning Galanthus 'Atkinsii' is a distinctive and great garden Snowdrop. It produces nodding white flowers with long and slender outer petals which nicely enclose inner petals bearing a prominent green heart-shaped mark at their tips. Slightly honey-scented, the dainty blooms rise atop a foliage of erect, glaucous leaves in late winter - early spring. Introduced in the 1870s, this small bulbous perennial is one of the earliest and loveliest spring flowering bulbs, adding several weeks of color and beauty to the garden. Easy to grow, it is best massed in sweeping drifts under large deciduous trees or planted along walks or paths where these charming beauties can be easily admired.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its outstanding qualities
  • Grows up to 8-10 inches tall (20-25 cm). Once established, it naturalizes well and comes back year after year. 
  • Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Thrives in moist soils that provide sufficient nutrients in part shade.
  • Best planted en masse in sweeping drifts in woodlands, lawns or under deciduous trees. Also great in clusters in rock gardens or border fronts.
  • Low maintenance, it doesn't need weeding or deadheading!
  • Deer and critter resistant, it is virtually disease and trouble free!
  • Plant the bulbs 2-3 in. deep (5-7 cm) and space 2-3 in. apart (5-7 cm) in fall. 
  • Allow the foliage to die back naturally to replenish the bulb's energy for next year's growth and flowers.
  • Propagate by division when foliage dies back. Seed may not come true
  • Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset and skin contact might irritate.