Commonly known as Greater Snowdrop as its taller than nivalis . Dainty nodding, white blooms display a double green mark on the inner petals. They rise atop a foliage of bold, broad, silver-gray leaves which are reminiscent of those of tulips. One of the earliest and loveliest spring flowering bulbs, adding several weeks of colour and beauty to the garden in late winter.
Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its outstanding qualities. Excellent for naturalising. Grows up to 10-12 inches tall (25-30 cm). Once established, it naturalizes well and comes back year after year.
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Thrives in moist soils that provide good nutrients in part shade. Best planted en masse in sweeping drifts in woodlands, lawns or under deciduous trees. Also great in clusters in rock gardens or border fronts. Low maintenance, it doesn't need weeding or deadheading!
Plant the bulbs 2-3 in. deep (5-7 cm) and space 2-3 in. apart (5-7 cm) in Sept- Dec. Allow the foliage to die back naturally to replenish the bulb's energy for next year's growth and flowers.