Galanthus nivalis 'Flore Pleno'

Double Snowdrop

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This double form of the common snowdrop features multiple inner segments that can vary from neat and uniform size to very irregular in size and shape. The fragrance of honey fills the air when these come into flower in very early spring. While the honey- scented nectar feeds bees and other insects, the doubling of the flower parts makes this a sterile cultivar that can spread only by offsets from the original bulb. Regardless, older plantings are spectacular with their nosegay like displays of dozens of flowers.

Like other snowdrops, this makes a wonderful addition to the ground-level plantings under deciduous trees because the plants complete their lifecycle before the trees leaf out. A member of the Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis family), 'Flore Pleno' has compounds in the sap and plant tissues that repulse deer and rabbits.

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
3 - 7