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 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.