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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden
  • Bowling Green

  • Hardiness Zones


    Sweet white flowers naturalize easily in lawns or garden beds. This early bloomer is known for poking through the snow as early as February.

    Latin Name

    Galanthus nivalis


    Family

    Amaryllidaceae


    Also Known As

    Dingle-dangles Candlemas Bells Snow Piercer


    Type of Plant

    Bulb

    Bloom Season

    February - March


    Seasons

    Winter
    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 0.75'
    Max Spread: 0.5'

    Uses

  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tollerances

  • Black Walnut
  • Deer
  • Clay Soil

  • Toxicity

    Do not ingest

    Colors


    Native Range

    Europe


    History

    Lady Jean Skipwith planted snowdrops in her Virginia garden in 1793.


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