Common Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis)
We're not sure if the Snowdrop is a native; Richard Mabey remarks that none were recorded in the wild earlier than the 1770s. They are now widespread, and like the Snow Crocus their very early flowering means they are helpful for honeybees in particular. They require shade and damp soil, and are typically associated with woodland.
Please note that these bulbs are freshly lifted to order at the nursery and despatched between August and October and in the green in the spring. They are sustainably harvested from wild populations.
Plant at 15 Snowdrop bulbs per square metre.
Flowers: January - March
Supplier: Shipton Bulbs
We donate half of our profit from sales of Snowdrops to The British Beekeepers' Association