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Snowdrop flower bulbs (Galanthus)
Snowdrops propagate by seed and through offsets (a type of bulb division that produces baby bulbs). After a few years you may notice the original plants have expanded into a cluster of plants, which can be easily spaced out by dividing and moving some of the bulbs. Transplant snowdrops after the flower fades but the leaves are still green (“in the green”). Dig up the clump, separate the bulbs, replant, and water regularly until the plants have gone dominant again in later spring.
Snowdrops prefer moist, well-drained soil and part-shade. They are one of the first flowers of the year appearing late-winter or early spring. Plant snowdrops where you’ll notice the flowers, and then don’t forget them! You don’t want to be digging up the bulbs accidently in spring or summer after the plants have gone dormant. Relatively pest-free, the small plants will be avoided by deer, rabbits, chipmunks and mice.