Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis)

Quick facts and care essentials

• True bulb
• Zones 1-9, 14-17, 31-45
• Full sun or partial shade
• Regular watering during growth and bloom

Snowdrops are among the first bulbs to bloom as winter draws to a close. Plants grow 6 to 8 inches tall, bearing one nodding, bell-shaped white flower on each stalk. Best suited to cold-winter climates.

Plant bulbs in fall, setting them 3 to 4 inches deep and 3 inches apart.