Single Snowdrop Galanthus nivalis
Common names include, common snowdrop, candlemas bells and fair maids of February.
One of the first spring plants to appear in late winter and early spring, the white drooping flowers of this common perennial are often seen in large numbers creating a white blanket across the ground. Once established, they naturalise quickly returning year after year. Snowdrops are best planted in moist but well-drained soil in woodlands, lawns and under trees. They are an attractive addition to rock gardens and the front of garden borders.
Spring wildflower bulbs 'in the green' are supplied when they are actively growing. This can be a more reliable way to transplant species such as bluebells, aconites and snowdrops, and for all wildflower bulb species the plants can be more quickly and easily established than from dormant bulbs planted in autumn. Wildflower bulbs in the green can be easier to plant as it is clear where the bulbs have been planted. In most cases, the plants will flower the following spring.
Let the foliage die back naturally after flowering as the leaves are still photosynthesising and sending nutrients into the bulbs for the next year's flowers.
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