Galanthus woronowii

Woronow's Snowdrop

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Description

Fragrant white flowers contain a green hour glass mark on the inner whorl of petals above relatively wide glossy green leaves. Like other snowdrops, this is an ideal candidate for naturalizing underneath the canopy of large deciduous trees like oaks and maples where it completes its life cycle before they leaf out in spring.

An extract of the leaves, galanthamine, is used in some European countries to treat Alzheimer's Disease. Other compounds are toxic, the reason while chipmunks, squirrels and deer avoid these bulbs.

Soil
Moist
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
January - February, March - April
Bloom Color
White, Green
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Groundcover, Understory
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Bulb
Hardiness Zone
5 - 6