Where can I find snowdrops?

Where are snowdrops found?

Snowdrops, which are native to Europe and the Middle East, are very popular in the northern U.S. and have naturalized widely. Also common in Great Britain, visitors can take special tours where the naturalized flowers form impressive carpets of white blooms. There are even snowdrop festivals in Scotland.

Where is the best place to see snowdrops?

Anglesey Abbey has one of the finest snowdrop collections in the country, with over 350 varieties of these delicate white flowers, many of which are rare.

What is the season for snowdrops?


Flowering between January and March, snowdrops are one of the first signs of life in gardens after the long winter months.

Are snowdrop flowers rare?

Fragile gentle first spring white flower. Snowdrop is a rare flower.

Are snowdrops toxic?

Snowdrops are themselves poisonous. This is due to poisonous alkaloid compounds, which are particularly concentrated in their bulbs. Two key alkaloids found in snowdrops are lycorine and galantamine; both are also found in daffodils.

What do snowdrops symbolize?

As one of the first flowers of spring, they often symbolise new beginnings, hope, rebirth and the ability to overcome challenges. This makes it a very positive flower to give someone who might be going through a chance and need some extra support and encouragement.

What are snowdrops worth?

To the untrained eye, the only differences are slightly different flower shapes, unusual markings on the petals and the colour of the ovary (tip of the flower). More common snowdrops can be picked up for as little as 99p each.

Is snowdrop a wildflower?

None of this really matters though; the great drifts of them we enjoy in damp woodlands, hedgerows, roadsides and churchyards make them a much-loved wildflower. Traditionally, clumps of snowdrops are bought and planted ‘in-the-green’, soon after flowering in the spring.

Where do snowdrops like to grow?

Plant them in a partially shaded spot in moist soil. Dig in plenty of organic matter like peat-free or homemade compost or leaf mould to enrich the soil. Snowdrops look great planted in drifts underneath deciduous trees and hedges and tucked into shady corners of flower beds.

Where do snowdrops like to grow?

Plant snowdrops in a partly-shaded position in a moist, but well-drained soil with leafmould or garden compost incorporated. It is important that the soil does not dry out in summer.

Do snowdrops only grow in winter?

Snowdrops bloom as early as January and February whatever the weather – they will even push through frozen, snow-covered ground. Although known for their small, white bell-shaped flowers there’s an incredible range of snowdrops to grow.

What zones do snowdrops grow?

Snowdrop are a woodland flower suitable for planting in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 7. They thrive underneath trees and shrubs in full winter sun and the filtered rays of early spring.