February 1, 2023
Galanthus Nivalis Common Snowdrop

Galanthus Nivalis, Common Snowdrop

Galanthus nivalis is part of the Amaryllidaceae family of plants. They also call it Galanthus nivalis ‘Simplex’, Common Snowdrop, Common Bells, Purification Flower, Candlemas Bells, Candlemas Lily, Fair Maids of February, or Little Sister of the Snows. Galanthus Nivalis is a bulbous perennial. It is native to Europe. It has white fragrant flowers. They bloom in early spring. It flowers in late winter between January and March. Galanthus nivalis can grow to a height of 12cm or 5in. The leaves are greyish-green and narrow.

How to grow Galanthus Nivalis or Snowdrop:

Grow Snowdrop in partial shade. Plant them in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Plant it in late spring after the leaves die down. The soil where you plant it mustn’t dry down in the summer. Propagate by seed or division when the leaves die back. Watch out for grey mold bulb fly or slugs.

Candlemas Bells
Snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis

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