Galanthus nivalis (Snowdrop) is one of the earliest and loveliest spring flowering bulbs, adding several weeks of color and beauty to the garden in late winter - early spring. Slightly fragrant, this small bulbous perennial features dainty, nodding white flowers with a green spot at the apex of each petal atop 2 narrow, grayish-green leaves. The foliage emerges before the flowers, develops during and after bloom, and neatly fades away in spring.

  • Grows up to 8-10 inches tall (20-25 cm). Once established, it naturalizes well and comes back year after year. It will multiply very quickly under favorable growing conditions.
  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its outstanding qualities
  • 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 seed, sown in containers in an open frame when ripe or division when foliage dies back. Seed may not come true
  • Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset and skin contact might irritate.