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Snowdrop

The Snowdrop, 'Galanthus Nivalis', is a fall planted bulb. Snowdrops are probably the very first flowers to peep their heads through the ground at the end of the winter, as soon as the snow melts. The small nodding, milky white flowers are bell-shaped and have green spots. They arise in frosty ground, multiplying freely over time. The genus consists of a dozen species that are native to Asia Minor and Europe.The bulbs should be left in the ground after flowering. Allow foliage to die back naturally to make these bulbs last for years. If clumps become too crowded, lift and divide them into smaller groups in late spring. Snowdrops bloom in early spring for a 3 to 4 week period. They are great for indoor forcing, rock gardens, containers, mass planting, and borders. They are rabbit, deer, and squirrel resistant.

Double Snowdrops

The Double Snowdrops, Galanthus nivalis 'Flore Pleno', has double white flowers. Each flower is a masterpiece! The inside shows a double center with a pattern of fresh green stripes. Plant in small groups and let them naturalize freely.They are so hardy they burst into bloom at the first hint of spring, often before the winter snows melt. Always popular for their early arrival, Double Snowdrops can show up weeks before Crocus do, and will often poke through a covering of snow. A Snowdrop bloom resembles three drops of milk hanging from a stem. As individual snowdrops are very small, for a dramatic effect in your garden, they are best planted in large numbers.

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