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Galanthus (Original Snowdrops)

The name Galanthus comes from Greek with 'gala' meaning milk and 'anthos' meaning flower. Galanthus nivalis is the most well-known snowdrop as it is native to a large part of Europe. However, nivalis tends not to grow as well in Australia. Galanthus elwesii can handle more sun and warmer conditions and is therefore more suited to Australian conditions. but still needs some semi-shade. Galanthus woronowii can handle somewhat drier conditions but requires a shady or semi shaded position. All Galanthus bulbs are suited for naturalizing.