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Garden Snowdrop Galanthus
Galanthus nivalis Often the very first flowers here in central Maine, these delicate single flowers are a well-known and delightful sign that spring is coming. Frosty white 3-petaled bells with a touch of emerald green on the shorter inner segments.
Snowdrops are usually one of the first signs of life emerging from the melting snow, even before crocuses. Very hardy and long-lasting, standing up to late snows, frosts and stiff spring winds. Fleshy grass-like grey-green leaves reach to 8–10" as flowers peak.
Prefers partial shade and heavy soil, tolerates moist soil; a cool spot in a woodland garden is perfect. Can naturalize in border or lawn. Species grows wild in open woods from the Pyrenees to the Caucasus.
3–4" tall. Very Early Spring blooms, Z3-8. 5cm/up bulbs. BACK!
The Royal General Bulbgrowers Association in Holland (Koninklijke Algemeene Vereeniging voor Bloembollencultuur, or KAVB) gives this large group of flowers the name Miscellaneous Bulbs. The expensive catalogs call them specialty or accent bulbs; some call them minor or dwarf bulbs (even though some of the fritillaries are huge!); Louise Beebe Wilder covered most of them in her 1936 classic Adventures with Hardy Bulbs. Whatever you call them, most are uncommonly sweet, delicate, colorful, and completely welcome in spring.
Descriptions and Codes
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