One white snowdrop with blue sky

By October 26, 2017Articles

One white snowdrop with blue sky

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener One of the first flowers to bloom in spring, snowdrops (Galanthus spp.) are delicate-looking little plants with drooping, bell-shaped flowers. Traditionally, snowdrops colors have been limited to pure white, but do non-white snowdrops exist? Are there Non-White Snowdrops? In spite of rumors to the contrary, it appears that not much has changed and snowdrops in other colors probably aren’t a “real thing” – at least not yet. As interest grows, snowdrops in other colors are in high demand and plant breeders who figure out how to produce true multi-colored snowdrops stand to make a lot of money. The interest is so great, in fact, that enthusiasts have earned the moniker, “galanthophiles.” Snowdrops in Other Colors Certain snowdrop species display a hint of color. One example is the giant snowdrop (Galanthus elwesii), which displays conspicuous green blotches on the inner part of

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