Galanthus nivalis
Galanthus nivalis

Galanthus nivalis

SKU: F270227
25 for $22.00
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Common Name: Common Snowdrop
Hardiness Zone: 3-8S/W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: Mar-Apr
Mature Height: 4-6" Spacing: 3"
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Deer Resistance: Yes
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Galanthus nivalis produces lovely single white blossoms. One of the first flowers to appear in spring in our garden—it pushes out of the ground before the snow has gone. Naturalizes very well.

The species in this small genus bloom very early, and their graceful white flowers are extremely welcome in a landscape as the snow retreats. They thrive in rich, woodsy soil and show best in deciduous shade, under bushes or trees or along woodland paths. Like other members of the Amaryllis family, Snowdrops are avoided by deer and voles.

For more information on the growing and care of Galanthus, click Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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Average Customer Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (6 Reviews) Write a Review

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A Garden Delight

I am enjoying my first ever Snowdrops, in my new garden by my entrance door! I love the little perky plants with their graceful arching stems and hanging flowers and I appreciate the quality of your plants. Thank you.

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No blooms. I'll try again.

I guess 'misery loves company'. I see I'm not the only one for whom these bulbs didn't produce blooms.
Early healthy looking leaves abound. Just not ONE flower. Even more disappointing since I still have a few naturalized blooming snowdrops from WFF that are >10 years old.
Not surprisingly, WFF has stood by their guarantee and are sending me replacements to plant this fall, which is reason for # of stars.
They also say that the lack of blooms may be because this is the bulbs' first year. I hope that is true -- though it wasn't the case w/ previous bulbs.
I'll hope to update this entry w/ a more positive review next year.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

Disappointing results

I planted 25 bulbs last fall in an area of full sun. All the bulbs have come up, but none are flowering. Older bulbs planted nearby continue to bloom. Isn't the point of planting bulbs in the fall to have spring blooming?

4 of 4 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

Very Lovely!

My snowdrops have been greeting spring with me every year since I planted them in 2018. They start blooming in early February and keep flowers for a few weeks. This year they got covered with a foot of snow and I was afraid they would not survive, but they did!!! They didn’t bloom the first year after I planted them but they do it now. I’m going to order more of them. I love snowdrops - they remind me of my childhood when my dad gave me a bouquet of them every February for my birthday. My dad is gone now, but the lovely flowers remind me of him and his love. They will grow in your garden, too. Just find the right spot for them. I planted the bulbs in a few places around the house and found out they did their best in the pot with the morning sun.

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This is one of the few misses we have had from WFF (out of >$1000 of flowers); planted just as was said, in direct sun (5h+ daily), and we only had 3-4 bulbs bloom. If you're considering these it's worth also checking out some of their other (amazing) bulbs instead.

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Latin Name Pronunciation: gah-lan'-thuss

Bulb size: 6-8 cm 

Plant immediately on receipt 2-3 in. deep, 3-4 in. apart (10-15 per sq. ft.), in humusy soil. Full sun or shade-some shade is best in the South.

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