Cardamine bulbosa 'Snow Showers'
Snow Showers Bulbose Toothwort
Item #: 13874
Zones: 6a to 8b, at least
Dormancy: Summer, Fall
Height: 10" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 2.5" pot (7.9 fl. oz/233 ml) ?
Cardamine bulbosa is a little-known US native, and we mean really little-known. Amazingly, it hails from every state east of Colorado...except Maine, yet is completely missing from our winter woodland garden landscape palette. We've made several collections through its range, but the best garden plant is our 2011 collection from Halifax County, NC. After seven years in our garden, Cardamine bulbosa 'Snow Showers' has formed a 10" tall x 18" wide patch, that is smothered with stalks of dangling white flowers, topping the green, quarter-sized leaves, starting in early February (NC), and continuing for well over a month. Like all good spring ephemerals, it sleeps through the summer months, returning the following winter.