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Common snowdrop

Galanthus nivalis

Common snowdrop is part of the Galanthus genus and its scientific name is Galanthus nivalis. The nivalis part of this plant's botanical name means 'found growing in or near snow'.Common snowdrop grows as a perennial and is a flower. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Common snowdrop is known for its clump-forming habit and growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (11.7 inches). Expect blooming to occur in late winter.

Common snowdrop is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

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How to grow Common snowdrop

  • Partial Sun

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Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Common snowdrop is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions.

Growing Common snowdrop from seed

Transplanting Common snowdrop

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Common snowdrop is a very hardy plant.

Companion plants for Common snowdrop

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Common snowdrop so consider planting:

Repellent plants for Common snowdrop

These plants will not grow well with Common snowdrop so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Common snowdrop problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Common snowdrop plants:

Common snowdrop Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin nivalis meaning “found growing in or near snow”

Other names for Common snowdrop


Galanthus nivalis L.

Misspellings: Snowdrops

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    HollyBee HollyBee's Snowdrops was Reviewed day 4323

    Finished spreading black cedar mulch. This bed is now done for this year (unless I find a hosta I can’t do without)

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