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.
I collected these seeds in the last week of May 2020. They are most likely from typical Galanthus nivalis, but there may be other forms or species mixed in. (I wasn’t expecting to be able to collect seeds, so I didn’t keep track of which plants were where.) Each packet contains at least 30 seeds, packed in moist coir and stored warm (around 72°F). I will have these seeds available only in June and July, because it is so important for them to be sown fresh.