Garden Snowdrop GalanthusGalanthus 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!