Snowdrop

Among the first bulbs to bloom in spring!
Common name : Snowdrop
Scientific name : Galanthus nivalis
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Category : Bulbs
Type of plant : Perennial
Frost resistant
Frost resistant
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Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 5a
Height 10 - 30
pH 6 - 7

Plant my snowdrop

Plant the spring blooming snowdrops in the fall, or even in the late summer to allow the bulbs to root well before the cold weather. Planting is simple: bury them 5-10 cm in ordinary or poor soil, sandy, well drained, exposed to sun or partial shade. If your land is not very draining, put some sand in each planting hole. Little trick! To avoid rotting bulbs, roll them in wood ash before planting. Ash enriches the earth with potash and has a protective action against fungi! If you plant in a massif, you do not need to turn the soil very deeply and disturb it: prepare the soil locally by scratching it. In a lawn, bury the bulbs with a dibble. Throw them in the air, and plant them where they fall! In a pot, make a mixture of potting soil, sand and loam, and plant 5-10 cm deep. Water, tamping to leave no air bubbles.

Propagate my snowdrop

After flowering, you can divide the large tufts of snowdrops. Remove all the tuft from the ground with a spade, divide the bulbs and transplant them more spaced, 5-10 cm deep. There you go !

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