Galanthus caucasicus

Caucasus Snowdrop

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This variable species is native to the high alpine valleys of the Greater Caucasus Mountains where the growing season can be as short as 6 weeks. In Chicago gardens, the honey scented flowers of this taxon are one of the first signs in late winter that spring in on the way. Large (for a snowdrop) white flowers are marked with a green spot at the apex of the inner white petals that have fused to form a cup like structure.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
January - February, March - April
Bloom Color
White, Green
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Understory
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
5 - 9