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Galanthus nivalis

Galanthus nivalis
 

Popular name: Snowdrop

 

Flower colour: white

Flowering period: February-March

Average plant height: 25 cm

Planting depth to base of bulb: 10 cm

Spacing between bulbs: 5 cm

Type of bulb: bulb

Light requirements: full to partial shade

Landscape uses: borders, rock gardens, under trees and shrubs, and in lawns

This is the universally known species that naturalises very easily, especially in moist soil that supplies sufficient nutrients. Either a sunny location or one with some shade will do. The flowers are pendulous and bell-shaped; the leaves wither six weeks after the flowering period. 'Flore Pleno' is a beautiful yet seldom-seen double variety.