Family: Amaryllidaceae
Botanical name: Galanthus

Flower color: white

Flowering period: February – March

Average plant height: 10 inches

Planting depth to base of bulb: 4 inches

Spacing between bulbs: 2 inches

Type of bulb: true bulb

Light requirements: full to partial shade

Landscape uses: borders, rock gardens, under trees and shrubs, and in lawns

Only a few plant enthusiasts know that there are no fewer than 75 species and cultivars of snowdrops. Practically without exception, however, all of them bloom very early in the spring and have milky-white flowers. In fact, the name “Galanthus” means “milk-white flowers”.