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    Common Snowdrop

    Galanthus nivalis

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    Common Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Common Snowdrop flowers

    Common Snowdrop flowers

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Common Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Common Snowdrop in bloom

    Common Snowdrop in bloom

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Plant Height:  4 inches

    Flower Height:  8 inches

    Spread:  6 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  3a

    Ornamental Features

    Common Snowdrop features dainty nodding white bell-shaped flowers with green tips at the ends of the stems in early spring. Its grassy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Common Snowdrop is an open herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

    This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Common Snowdrop is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • General Garden Use
    • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

    Planting & Growing

    Common Snowdrop will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 8 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 6 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As this plant tends to go dormant in summer, it is best interplanted with late-season bloomers to hide the dying foliage.

    This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Garden  Naturalizing 
    Applications
    Flowers  Texture 
    Ornamental Features

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