Get Up and Grow: Snowdrops and winter aconite

Get Up and Grow: Snowdrops and winter aconite

In this episode of Get Up and Grow, CHEK’s Hannah Lepine and Gord Nickel, president of Wildwood Outdoor Living Centre, talk about snowdrops and winter aconite.

The two make great companions but they need to be planted in early fall in order for them to bloom by spring.

Gord shows Hannah a variety of snowdrops including snowdrop singles, doubles, Mount Everest, and woronowii. The types range in size but grow to be anywhere between 4 to 10 inches.

Gord also shows Hannah winter aconite, a bright yellow flower that goes great next to your snowdrops. The flower reaches 3 to 4 inches in height and prospers in full sun or dappled shade.

An important thing to know before you plant winter aconite is often times when purchased they can be a little dried out, Gord says it’s best to put them into moist sand for a couple of days to let them plump up, and then they will be ready to be planted.

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