Approximately 20 species of bulbous perennial herbaceous plants make up this genus, coming from Europe and the Middle East. Each plant has two leaves and drooping white bells. This is made up from 6 tepals, 3 on the outside and 3 forming a bell on the inside. The inner ones often have green markings.
In general, seeds should be planted in mid spring, lightly covered and kept moist. Growth will begin in winter.
Name Derivation: From the Greek gala (milk) and anthis (flower); referring to the color and shape of the flower
Common Name: Snowdrop
Galanthus is in the family Amaryllidaceae.