Double Snowdrops Galanthus nivalis ‘Flore Pleno’ Bulbs


Double Snowdrops, scientifically known as Galanthus nivalis ‘Flore Pleno’, are exquisite perennial bulbs that bring a touch of elegance to any garden. These charming plants are characterized by their unique, fully double, bell-shaped white flowers, creating a stunning display reminiscent of delicate porcelain. Each flowerhead contains multiple layers of delicate petals, giving them a lush, frilly appearance. Double Snowdrops bloom in late winter to early spring, heralding the end of winter and the arrival of the much-awaited spring season.

  • Type: Fall Planting Bulbs
  • Ships: September through December
  • Mounds of green foliage support arching dainty chalice double shaped flowers.
  • Easy to grow in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Extremely hardy, and will even bloom during a snowstorm.
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Planting Depth: 3
  • Bulbs per Square Foot: 12
  • Plant a large number of bulbs in clusters to create a dramatic effect. DO NOT use fertilizer. If left undisturbed will come back year after year.
  • Mature Height: 6-8 In
  • Bloom Time: Blooms early spring
  • Bulb Size: 7/+ cm
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Deer resistant, good for containers, and very cold hardy


Planting Zones:

Double Snowdrops Galanthus nivalis ‘Flore Pleno’ thrive in USDA Hardiness Zones 3-8. They are well-suited for a variety of climates, provided they have a period of cold dormancy during the winter.

Growing Guide Instructions:

Planting Time:

Plant Double Snowdrops Galanthus nivalis ‘Flore Pleno’ bulbs in the fall, ideally from September to November. This allows the bulbs to establish roots before the onset of winter.


Choose a well-draining location that receives partial to full shade. These bulbs are woodland plants in their natural habitat, and they prefer dappled sunlight or filtered shade. Avoid planting them in areas that are prone to waterlogging.


Double Snowdrops prefer moist, fertile, and well-draining soil. They thrive in slightly alkaline to slightly acidic soil pH levels (around 6.0 to 7.0).

Planting Depth:

Plant the bulbs at a depth of about 2-3 inches (5-8 cm) and space them approximately 2-3 inches (5-8 cm) apart.

Planting Technique:

  1. Digging Holes: Dig individual holes for each bulb or prepare a trench if planting multiple bulbs together.
  2. Orientation: Place the bulbs with the pointed ends facing upwards. This is where the leaves will emerge.
  3. Backfilling: Gently cover the bulbs with soil, making sure there are no air pockets around them.
  4. Watering: Water thoroughly after planting to help settle the soil and provide initial moisture.


Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the growing season. Avoid waterlogging, as this can lead to rot.

Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch (such as leaf litter or straw) over the planting area to help retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.

Fertilizing: Double Snowdrops are generally low-maintenance and do not require regular fertilization. However, you can apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring if your soil is deficient in nutrients.

After Blooming:

Allow the foliage to die back naturally after flowering. This process helps the bulbs store energy for the next growing season.

With proper care, Double Snowdrops Galanthus nivalis ‘Flore Pleno’ will thrive and multiply, providing a delightful display of double-blooming snowdrops year after year.

Please note that specific planting and care instructions may vary depending on your local climate and soil conditions. Always consider local gardening advice and conditions for the best results.

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Plants from Daylily Nursery are guaranteed to arrive healthy and green. If you have any concerns or are dissatisfied within the first five days of receiving your plants, please email or call our office so that we can help make it right! Plants require proper care and nourishment to adapt to their new surroundings. Unfortunately, if your plants have received less-than-ideal care or were purchased for planting outside of your recommended growing zone, your purchase isn’t covered by our guarantee. Zone recommendations are provided in our listings.
Exercise caution and use your best judgment before ordering during unusually hot or cold weather (below 32 degrees F, or in excess of 95F for shipping purposes), as these extremes may leave your plant vulnerable to damage. The optimal time for planting for most of our material is in mid to late spring, past the danger of hard frost. This allows your plants the longest possible growing season. Summer and very early fall are also suitable, as long as your plant is placed in optimal conditions and receives adequate water during the hotter, dryer periods of the summer. Late fall and winter are very risky in most areas, as our plant material ships from cozy greenhouses and will struggle adapting to very cold or frozen soil, or abrupt changes in temperature. This can easily cause damage, stunting, or failure to thrive. When in doubt about suitable planting times or zone compatible plants for your area, reach out to your local Agricultural Extension Office.
If issues with your plants arise within the first 30 days of receipt, please email or call our office. Our knowledgeable staff will review your concerns and provide guidance and troubleshooting, or a one-time replacement if necessary. The customer assumes responsibility for the cost of shipping the replacement. Happy Planting!

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