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One of the earliest blooming flowers, sometimes blooming in January, this species always signals that wildflower season has begun!  This small perennial plant is typically found in conifer forests  with well drained soil. Perfect for dry shady areas. (wild collected from Benton County)


  • Height: 4-6”
  • Width: 4-6”
  • Water: moist to very dry
  • Sun: partial shade
  • Bloom time: March
  • Direct sowing: Best sown in fall. Seed need exposure to 2-3 months of winter temperatures before they will germinate in early spring.
  • Growing transplants: Seeds are dormant and require 70-90 days of cold moist stratification before they will germinate.

Snow Queen

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