Galanthus spp. (Snowdrops) [20 Seeds]


Germination Information: I recommend these only for gardeners who are experienced with handling challenging seeds. The germination period may be months or a year or more, and then it may take the bulbs another 3 or 4 years to reach flowering size. The entire process requires care and patience. Seriously, you’re best off buying bulbs if you can. But if you can’t for some reason, or if you want to try growing snowdrops from seed just for the experience, then give these a try!

Now, to be honest, I usually just let my snowdrops self-sow. Apparently it’s possible that the seeds could germinate by late summer if sown fresh in warm-moist conditions, but I don’t know that first-hand. Once you receive them,  plant the seed/vermiculite mix in a pot, covered with 1/2 to 1 inch of your preferred starting mix, and set it outdoors. Water as needed to keep the growing medium moist. Keep an eye on the pot to see when seedlings appear. If they do appear in August to November, you may want to put them in a sheltered spot protected from frost until they die back naturally for the first time. Then you could keep the pot outdoors or move the contents to a nursery bed for a few years, until they reach flowering size.

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A welcome sign of spring approaching, snowdrops (Galanthus spp.) pop up in mid- to late winter and begin blooming in late winter to early spring, often when there is still snow on the ground. Their dainty, nodding, white flowers look lovely with hellebores (Helleborus spp.) and other early bloomers. They self-sow readily and can form large patches in shaded borders and woodland gardens. The plants die back to the underground bulbs in late spring. Snowdrops are reportedly hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 8.

2023-collected seeds are sold out. I hope to collect again in late May 2024. These seeds are most likely from typical Galanthus nivalis, but there may be some seeds of other forms or species mixed in. Each packet contains at least 20 seeds, mixed with some moist vermiculite, and stored warm (around 72°F) since the day I collected and cleaned them. Shipping to US addresses only.

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