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Attributes of Snowdrops

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10 cm
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Deciduous
Ideal Temperature
15 - 38 ℃

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8 most common species:
Galanthus nivalis
Snowdrop
A herald of spring, the snowdrop grows up to around 7 to 15 cm tall. Sprouting from bulbs, the drooping bell-shaped white flowers are accompanied by two slender, erect leaves. These flowers have been noted throughout history, with references going as far back as the fourth century.
Galanthus elwesii
Greater snowdrop
Greater snowdrop is a bulb that produces elegant, teardrop-shaped white blooms. If you ever spot them, make sure to take a look inside the bulbs to see their hidden interior green petal and get a whiff of the honey-like scent they produce.
Galanthus 'Straffan'
Snowdrops 'Straffan'
Dating back as far as 1858, snowdrops 'Straffan' has seen the test of time, and is still wildly popular to this day! Loved for its delicate blooms and striking contrast in coloration, snowdrops 'Straffan' — so named because it was developed at Straffan House, a residence in County Kildare, Ireland — puts on quite the show.
Galanthus plicatus 'Wendy's Gold'
Pleated snowdrop 'Wendy's Gold'
Pleated snowdrop 'Wendy's Gold' is a notable spring-flowering bulb known for its distinctive golden-yellow ovary and inner petal markings. Its gracefully arching leaves are uniquely pleated, offering a textural contrast in the garden. Thriving in partial shade and well-draining soil, pleated snowdrop 'Wendy's Gold' ushers in the season with a splash of brightness amid the last of winter's remnants.
Galanthus nivalis 'Atkinsii'
Common snowdrop 'Atkinsii'
Common snowdrop 'Atkinsii' is bred from the snowdrop plant and named after a nineteenth-century English plantsman, James Atkins. It has unique bell-shaped white flowers that droop upside down with inner petals that carry a green heart-shaped marking at the tips. It is a tall cultivar that grows vigorously and is popular for its large, showy blooms and early spring flowering.
Galanthus nivalis 'Flore Pleno'
Common snowdrop 'Flore Pleno'
Common snowdrop 'Flore Pleno'‘s name means ‘full flowers’, and that’s because this snowdrop cultivar was developed to have large, white, double flowers that can be up to an inch long. It flowers in the late winter to early spring, which makes it a popular choice for gardeners who want to add color to their spring garden before other flowers bloom.
Galanthus nivalis 'Viridapice'
Common snowdrop 'Viridapice'
Common snowdrop 'Viridapice' is a charming perennial that heralds the end of winter with its delicate bell-shaped white flowers. Unique for its green-tipped petals that peek above the snow, it often flourishes in cold, alpine woodlands, drawing on the moist, well-drained soils of its environment. The emerald markings on the inner petals are significant identifiers for this variety.
Galanthus ikariae 'Lady Beatrix Stanley'
Green snowdrop 'Lady Beatrix Stanley'
The green snowdrop 'Lady Beatrix Stanley' differs from its Green snowdrop parent because its white flowers have green teardrops at their petal tips. It is named after Green snowdrop 'Lady Beatrix Stanley' Lady Beatrix Stanley (1877-1944), the renowned English botanist and botanical artist. This plant is such a great garden addition it has received the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

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Snowdrop
Galanthus nivalis
Snowdrop
A herald of spring, the snowdrop grows up to around 7 to 15 cm tall. Sprouting from bulbs, the drooping bell-shaped white flowers are accompanied by two slender, erect leaves. These flowers have been noted throughout history, with references going as far back as the fourth century.
Greater snowdrop
Galanthus elwesii
Greater snowdrop
Greater snowdrop is a bulb that produces elegant, teardrop-shaped white blooms. If you ever spot them, make sure to take a look inside the bulbs to see their hidden interior green petal and get a whiff of the honey-like scent they produce.
Snowdrops 'Straffan'
Galanthus 'Straffan'
Snowdrops 'Straffan'
Dating back as far as 1858, snowdrops 'Straffan' has seen the test of time, and is still wildly popular to this day! Loved for its delicate blooms and striking contrast in coloration, snowdrops 'Straffan' — so named because it was developed at Straffan House, a residence in County Kildare, Ireland — puts on quite the show.
Pleated snowdrop 'Wendy's Gold'
Galanthus plicatus 'Wendy's Gold'
Pleated snowdrop 'Wendy's Gold'
Pleated snowdrop 'Wendy's Gold' is a notable spring-flowering bulb known for its distinctive golden-yellow ovary and inner petal markings. Its gracefully arching leaves are uniquely pleated, offering a textural contrast in the garden. Thriving in partial shade and well-draining soil, pleated snowdrop 'Wendy's Gold' ushers in the season with a splash of brightness amid the last of winter's remnants.
Common snowdrop 'Atkinsii'
Galanthus nivalis 'Atkinsii'
Common snowdrop 'Atkinsii'
Common snowdrop 'Atkinsii' is bred from the snowdrop plant and named after a nineteenth-century English plantsman, James Atkins. It has unique bell-shaped white flowers that droop upside down with inner petals that carry a green heart-shaped marking at the tips. It is a tall cultivar that grows vigorously and is popular for its large, showy blooms and early spring flowering.
Common snowdrop 'Flore Pleno'
Galanthus nivalis 'Flore Pleno'
Common snowdrop 'Flore Pleno'
Common snowdrop 'Flore Pleno'‘s name means ‘full flowers’, and that’s because this snowdrop cultivar was developed to have large, white, double flowers that can be up to an inch long. It flowers in the late winter to early spring, which makes it a popular choice for gardeners who want to add color to their spring garden before other flowers bloom.
Common snowdrop 'Viridapice'
Galanthus nivalis 'Viridapice'
Common snowdrop 'Viridapice'
Common snowdrop 'Viridapice' is a charming perennial that heralds the end of winter with its delicate bell-shaped white flowers. Unique for its green-tipped petals that peek above the snow, it often flourishes in cold, alpine woodlands, drawing on the moist, well-drained soils of its environment. The emerald markings on the inner petals are significant identifiers for this variety.
Green snowdrop 'Lady Beatrix Stanley'
Galanthus ikariae 'Lady Beatrix Stanley'
Green snowdrop 'Lady Beatrix Stanley'
The green snowdrop 'Lady Beatrix Stanley' differs from its Green snowdrop parent because its white flowers have green teardrops at their petal tips. It is named after Green snowdrop 'Lady Beatrix Stanley' Lady Beatrix Stanley (1877-1944), the renowned English botanist and botanical artist. This plant is such a great garden addition it has received the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Award of Garden Merit.
Snowdrops 'Atkinsil'
Galanthus 'Atkinsil'
Snowdrops 'Atkinsil'
Snowdrops 'Atkinsil' delights with its nodding white flowers of long. These low-maintenance snowdrop cultivars are best planted in large groups in woodlands or lawns or as under plantings for trees and shrubs.
Pleated snowdrop 'Primrose Warburg'
Galanthus plicatus 'Primrose Warburg'
Pleated snowdrop 'Primrose Warburg'
A cultivar of the snowdrop, pleated snowdrop 'Primrose Warburg' is identifiable by its unique lime-yellow marks. Other varieties have green markings on the inner petals. It is named for the wife of botanist, E.F. Warburg.
Common snowdrop 'Flore Pleno'
Galanthus nivalis F. pleniflorus 'Flore Pleno'
Common snowdrop 'Flore Pleno'
The common snowdrop 'Flore Pleno' is the oldest known cultivar of the snowdrop plant and can be found in illustrations dating back to 1703. This cultivar offers twice as many white flowers as the common snowdrop, with two large white blooms rather than just one. Though not toxic, the bulbs can irritate your skin if touched unprotected.
Common snowdrop 'Magnet'
Galanthus nivalis 'Magnet'
Common snowdrop 'Magnet'
Common snowdrop 'Magnet' is a popular snowdrop hybrid introduced over a century ago. Its snow-white flowers bloom on characteristically long and drooping pedicels. The interior petals have a distinctive magnet-shaped green marking at the petal tip. This pretty flower was awarded the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.
Common snowdrop 'S. Arnott'
Galanthus nivalis 'S. Arnott'
Common snowdrop 'S. Arnott'
The common snowdrop 'S. Arnott' is a cultivar from the amaryllidaceae family. It received its name from Samuel Arnott who loved gardening and especially snowdrops. One particular difference which sets the common snowdrop 'S. Arnott' apart from other varieties is that the blossoms - and indeed the plant as a whole - are bigger than those of its counterparts. It gives off a wonderful aroma that smells like honey.
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Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
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Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
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Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
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Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
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Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
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Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
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Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
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Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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Attributes of Snowdrops

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8 most common species:
Galanthus nivalis
Snowdrop
A herald of spring, the snowdrop grows up to around 7 to 15 cm tall. Sprouting from bulbs, the drooping bell-shaped white flowers are accompanied by two slender, erect leaves. These flowers have been noted throughout history, with references going as far back as the fourth century.
Galanthus elwesii
Greater snowdrop
Greater snowdrop is a bulb that produces elegant, teardrop-shaped white blooms. If you ever spot them, make sure to take a look inside the bulbs to see their hidden interior green petal and get a whiff of the honey-like scent they produce.
Galanthus 'Straffan'
Snowdrops 'Straffan'
Dating back as far as 1858, snowdrops 'Straffan' has seen the test of time, and is still wildly popular to this day! Loved for its delicate blooms and striking contrast in coloration, snowdrops 'Straffan' — so named because it was developed at Straffan House, a residence in County Kildare, Ireland — puts on quite the show.
Galanthus plicatus 'Wendy's Gold'
Pleated snowdrop 'Wendy's Gold'
Pleated snowdrop 'Wendy's Gold' is a notable spring-flowering bulb known for its distinctive golden-yellow ovary and inner petal markings. Its gracefully arching leaves are uniquely pleated, offering a textural contrast in the garden. Thriving in partial shade and well-draining soil, pleated snowdrop 'Wendy's Gold' ushers in the season with a splash of brightness amid the last of winter's remnants.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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