added by empark
(9 months ago)
One of the earliest harbingers of spring, the delicate-looking snowdrop is tough enough to poke through snow in Northern gardens and to bloom through winter in the South. Snowdrop makes a graceful addition to meadows, beds and borders. If you have snowdrop blooms to spare in spring, consider digging up the flowering bulbs with soil intact to transfer to an indoor container. (The flowers likely won't last as long as they would outdoors, but you will get to enjoy them frequently.)
Favorite varieties include the reliable Galanthus nivalis that spreads slowly and the bigger-flowered 'Sam Arnott' with heart-shaped green markings.
USDA zones: 3 to 9
Sun requirement: Full sun to full shade, depending on variety
Height: 5 to 12 inches
Bloom time: February and March
Planting tips: Bulbs are fragile, so plant as soon as possible.