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Snowdrop Flowers

Snowdrop Flowers

I’ve heard people state snowdrop flowers are wildflowers.  It is true, some grow in the wild in meadows and woodland areas. Can’t argue with you on this fact. I find them all the time. I just have never found a source that states they are true wildflowers.

Snowdrop Flowers in Woods

If you want to call them wildflowers as many do, please think of the flowers as convicts that have escaped from gardens and because they are growing outside of a garden they are “wild” flowers.  If you say “wild” flowers very fast.  You get wildflowers.  Now, we can all agree and I have made everyone happy 🙂

Foliage:
Snowdrop flowers need little introduction.  Many are familiar with them.  Their tight clumps of green foliage pops up in late winter.  For me, living in Wisconsin, I see the foliage many times in snow.  The green clumps stick out like a sore thumb.

Snowdrop Flowers in the Snow

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Flowers:

Flowers follow the foliage.  Mid-February into March. Each bloom has three large, white outer petals surrounding an inner ring of three small petals, each marked with various patterns of green.

 

Snowdrop Flowers in Vase

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Where They Grow:
Snowdrop flowers grow well in shady or semi shady borders and woodland gardens.

 

Snowdrop Flowers on a Table

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Planting:

In late spring after the flowers have bloomed lift and divide the foliage clumps.  You can also purchase bulbs and plant them in fall.  The best place to plant the bulbs is around deciduous trees.  They like damp soil.

 

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