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Galanthus

Galanthus
 

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

Only a few plant enthusiasts know that there are no less than 75 species and cultivars of snowdrops. Practically without exception, however, all of them bloom very early in the spring and have milky-white flowers. In fact, the name 'Galanthus' means 'milk-white flowers'.