Nodding white flowers with yellow centres open in late spring, this plant getting its common name from the way the flower buds emerge on bent stems, so they hang like snowdrops. They then straighten up and face outwards as the perfumed flowers start to open, petals catching the breeze, making them look like butterflies.
Sow seeds IMMEDIATELY you receive them, at any time of the year, they depend on having several months in cold, damp compost, (NOT DRY IN A FRIDGE) before they will germinate. Keep the seed tray moist in a cold greenhouse or shady corner. These fresh seeds can be very slow to germinate. Do not use any artificial heat in an attempt to germinate them as it may cause them to enter even deeper dormancy.
Common name:Snowdrop anemone, Snowdrop windflower