A fun selection showing the G. elwesii hallmark large white flowers but with an unmistakable large green scissors on the inner segments.
Very similar to 'Magnet' in both flower and vigor (excellent btw) and one noticeable difference of the sort that Galanthophiles hone into with great delight is the little kink in the pedicel holding the flower.
Choice with 6 outers and 6 inners.
A surprise gift to us some years back from our friend and Galanthus Guru, Dr. John Grimshaw. This had apparently just commanded the top price paid for any snowdrop in the UK and needless to say, we remain flabbergasted! Hard to believe, but this is way less expensive now for this choice rarity. Just a smidgeon available of this bit of viridescent perfection.
This was a purchase by the Miller Botanic Garden in the late 90's from the RHS store at Wisley and to our knowledge, is not available in this country and very scarce elsewhere. An early bloomer, in fact, it is flowering now this late December in its pots sitting outside unprotected as we have had a relatively mild winter so far. Huge flowers resembling an elwesii Whittall Group
A choice Snowdrop with very large single flowers and one of the earliest to bloom. This was found in the garden of John Gray in England and is a hard one to come by. Increases moderately well and seems to be a survivor with a good constitution as it is going strong here while more effete selections have dwindled.
A vigorous double that increases well and presumed to have come from Sibbertoft, the garden of Lady Beatrix Stanley.
Large flowers are honey-scented and hang from especially long pedicels. This is a durable cultivar for the garden.
Much sought-after G. nivalis hybrid which seems fraught with indecision. This can have two flower stems per bulb, sometimes with two flowers on a stem. Those flowers can have three petals or four or five with the inner segments following suit and sporting a pale green 'V'.
A robust selection of this good garden species. Large white flowers with a prominent broad and full upside down horseshoe of green on the inners. The bold gray-green leaves of the species and this is a good increaser on its own without you having to learn how to do bulb chipping.
This unusual Galanthus elwesii is a poculiform type named for British Columbia gardener. Poculiform comes from the Latin poculus which means "little cup" and in these types, the inner segments have disappeared but reinvented themselves as an extra set of outer petals. "Don Armstrong" is an excellent selection with large and equal white petals that is simply serenely elegant.
This vigorous and large flowered selection came to us from snowdrop collector Carole Jennings who generously shared her collection with us. Love plant folks like her! This is one of the largest of snowdrops - very aptly named - and very early to flower. This was found by Lady Elwes in her Colesbourne garden who later personally gave Carole Jennings her bulb from whence these have sprung.
A fine and vigorous form of Galanthus plicatus with inner segments bearing a distinct and delineated green mark. This older selection was found in a garden in the village of Warham and has proved itself as a durable garden plant. Thanks to galanthophile Carole Jennings for sharing her collection with us awhile back.
Nice double with a good scent.
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