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Spring Snowflake, the Snowdrop Look-Alike

By February 22, 2013

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Not only does the name for spring snowflake remind one of "snowdrop," but the two plants also resemble each other. Although they belong to two different genera, spring snowflakes and snowdrops do, however, belong to the same subfamily: namely, Amaryllidoideae.

In botanical parlance, spring snowflake flowers are called Leucojum vernum. Despite their resemblance to snowdrops, there's every reason to grow both plants. For one thing, spring snowflake does give you a slightly different look, because it is a larger plant. Another factor to consider is that growing it may allow you to stagger your blooms better, because, most likely, the two plants won't bloom at exactly the same time in your yard. Last but not least, I ask you: Can you ever have too many spring bulb plants? I, myself would answer that question with a resounding "No!".

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September 14, 2006 at 5:45 pm
(1) BARBARA says:

I JUST WANT TO KNOW HOW TO KEEP A FERN INSIDE MY HOME AFTER THE SUMMER IS OVER WITH. I NEED TO KNOW JUST HOW TO CARE FOR THEM AND TEND TO THEM. PLEASE IF ANYONE CAN TELL ME THIS PLEASE E MAIL ME

September 17, 2006 at 10:06 pm
(2) David Beaulieu says:

Main thing is not to let them dry out. Mist them regularly.

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