Snowdrop
Galanthus woronowii

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Galanthus (guh-LAN-thus) (Info)
Species: woronowii (wor-on-OV-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Bulbs

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lawtey, Florida

Palmyra, New Jersey

Klamath Falls, Oregon

Meadville, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Broaddus, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 4, 2013, larrylb from meadville,pa
United States wrote:

I have this plant, Galanthus navalis, (snowdrops), in my yard in nw PA. This year it was 'up' Feb. 12, 2013.

Positive

On Mar 6, 2012, enyeholt from Village of Port Clements
Canada wrote:

I love these and would like to have them propogate faster. They don't take over for sure!
They are pricey to buy too.... I think they are anyway.

Mine grow about 4 " tall not 12-15" like some say. PNW in Canada

Positive

On Jan 17, 2005, SudieGoodman from Broaddus, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Galanthus blooms in early Spring in my Zone 8b. Bulbs are planted in South Bed; grows 12 to 15 inches high. Spacing is 3 inches apart;
Hardy to 18 degrees Full sun exposure for more blooms. Makes lovely border planting.

Bloom color: snow white with dark green foliate shaped similar to green onions. Foliage is beautiful year round and propagates by bulb division Bulbs need to be dug and divided every 3 years for more blooms.