Common snowdrop, Fair maids of February, Little sister of the snows, purification flower, Candlemas bells, Candlemas lily, Common bells
G. nivalis – G. nivalis is a bulbous perennial with narrow, grey-green leaves, and solitary, nodding, fragrant, double white flowers in spring.
Flower has fragrance
Mat Forming, Weeping
Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset and skin contact might irritate.
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Green, White in Winter
Green, Grey-green in Winter
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Slugs , Narcissus bulb fly
WHERE TO GROW
Galanthus nivalis (Common snowdrop) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.
Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Underplanting, Wildflower
Plant in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil that does not dry out in summer. Although you can plant bulbs, it is better to plant ‘in the green’, when the plant has foliage and flowers in show. These tend to establish better than bulbs without growth
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Sun