Galanthus nivalis
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Galanthus nivalis


  family amaryllidaceae 
  genus galanthus 

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Genus  Galanthus Species  nivalis Variety  Cultivar  Common names  snowdrop Family  AMARYLLIDACEAE Specimen number  S11499 Data source  HtZn p117;Xeri p307
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Seasonal bulb Life span  1 - 3 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Groundcover Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  3" - 8" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Sandy Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Galanthus nivalis can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. Snowdrop needs summer days with high heat. This plant likes soils that are sandy. It does well in dry soils. This species can survive short periods of drought.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Bulb Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Propagation of Galanthus nivalis can be achieved using its bulbs.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Galanthus nivalis is a seasonal bulb. Leaves: Snowdrop has long slender grass-like leaves. Flowers: This plant has winged flower blossoms consisting of three long petals and three shorter hidden petals. Flowers begin in March and don't stop until May. The flowers are most often a white color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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