A favourite for late winter and early spring, Galanthus nivalis, or Single Snowdrops, are amongst the first bulbs to bring colour to the garden and seem to appear however harsh the conditions. With their dainty, snow white pendant flowers dancing over light green foliage, they will bring a smile and thoughts that spring can't be far away. They are also ideal for pollinators. These easy to maintain bulbs can be planted in the autumn and will naturalise easily in the garden, gradually forming drifts of nodding bells. They can be planted in the shade in large groups, in lawns or flower borders, for a spectacular display, but are also ideal for growing in containers. This Galanthus nivalis holds the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
Ideal for naturalising.
Plant Type: Spring Bulb
Hardiness: H6 Hardy. Minimum temperature -15 to -20°C.
Plant Height (at maturity): H 10cm/4"
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Fragrant Flower: No
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: Yes
RHS Perfect for Pollinators: Yes
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Soil Type: Loam
Soil Drainage: Moist but Well Drained
Light Exposure: Partial Shade
Planting Style: Flower Beds & Borders; Patio Containers
Season of Interest: Spring
Flowering (from - to): February - March
Planting (from - to): September - November
Typically Available (from - to): September - November
Galanthus (snowdrops) like a moisture retentive soil and preferably partial shade but will tolerate full sun. Hardy in all areas, ideal for naturalising (leaving in for flowers year after year) in lawns, rockeries, borders and under deciduous trees. Plant immediately after purchase. Galanthus can be slow to establish so avoid moving once planted. They may not flower in the first year and also the season after moving. Why not plant a Winter Corner near the house along with anemone blanda, chionodoxa (Glory of the Snow), iris reticulata and eranthis hyemalis.