Scientific Name: Galanthus nivalis
Common Name: snowdrop
Family Name: Amaryllidaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x < 0.1m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Stiffly upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Rock garden, Small garden/space, Winter interest, Woodland margin
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Basal, Soft flexible, Parallel venation, Glabrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Jan-Feb
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Apr-May
Key ID Features:
Leaves basal (clearly alternate if attachment is above ground), linear, most 10-20cm long x 2-3cm wide; flowers drooping, nodding, 3 long white sepals and three smaller green and white petals, Jan-Feb.