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.
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 🙂
Snowdrop flowers need little introduction. Many are familiar with them. Their tight clumps of green foliage pop up in late winter. For me, living in Wisconsin, I see the foliage many times in the snow. The green clumps stick out like a sore thumb.
Flowers follow the foliage. Mid-February in March. Each bloom has three large, white outer petals surrounding an inner ring of three small petals, each marked with various patterns of green.
Where They Grow:
Snowdrop flowers grow well in shady or semi-shady borders and woodland gardens.
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.