Planting Snowdrops

Apr 12, 2015 |

 

Snowdrops, Galanthus, appear as one of the first flowers in late winter/early spring, often when there’s still snow on the ground. Being bulb plants, the best time to plant them is in the early fall, when the plants are still dormant, “in the brown”. But they can also be transplanted when they’re “in the green”, or just after they’ve finished flowering. Make sure to transplant quickly so the plants don’t have a chance to dry out.

Snowdrops require little maintenance and are deer and rabbit resistant. Do not cut snowdrop foliage back until it has begun to yellow.

Gardening tip: plant with other bulb plants that need to be divided every 3 years so that you can move all the plants at one time.