Gelli Uchaf Snowdrops – Mid Season

This page represents an initial effort at an “in the cloud” record of snowdrops here at Gelli Uchaf. When we acquired the derelict property that is now our home, there was no garden, no flowers save a few old daffodils on our track banks, and certainly no obvious snowdrops for several miles around us. Created just after the first snowdrops emerged in October 2017, this page shadows a huge effort I made during last year’s snowdrop season to photograph, label and record the majority of the different snowdrops which we currently have growing here.

Why bother with such a thing?

The main reason was that any other sort of simple physical record of these bulbs here can easily be lost or damaged. And to be of value to any garden (or blog) visitors, some sort of order and accessible database of photographic images had to be created. Perhaps also for anyone thinking of trying to grow a few different snowdrops for the first time, a little of the simple slant of this record might be helpful.

Being quite a novice as far as snowdrops are concerned (say 17 years…), I decided a few things were important for my records:

  • Many available images of snowdrops show just single photos of the flowers fully open so that you can see the inner segment markings, but often not the rest of the plant. Very appealing to showcase a flower. BUT!! In many years in our damp upland climate, the occasions when the flowers actually open perfectly like this can be extremely limited. Perhaps just a few hours in total during the season. This is also why getting decent photos of them in situ in the ground is tricky, in poor light. Or wind. Or rain. Or all 3. Last year a camera upgrade helped my project. Also the appeal of these earliest of flowers, for me, is much more tied up with the impact of the whole plant – foliage and flower – in persuading me outside, daily, whatever the weather, through the winter months to see the progress of their appearance. So I’ve tried to illustrate just how this visual impact of the plants changes from when the first flower is about to “Open”. Inevitably with taking so many photos, some aren’t as good as I’d like, and some varieties don’t yet have a good selection of images available for me to use, in spite of taking nearly 6,000 photos in the 2017 snowdrop season alone.
  • For similar reasons, when the flowers first appear is very important to me. Which is why I’ve listed them not alphabetically, but in order of appearance (in 2017). Having recorded opening sequences for a couple of years, there seems to be a fairly good correlation relative to other snowdrops from one year to the next, give or take a few days, even with weather differences. If you want to plan for a long season of snowdrops within a garden, having a good idea of relative flower opening times is very important. Though even within a single garden considerable variation in flower opening times will be the result of subtle micro-climate differences, and other factors around the garden. Of course if you want to search these records more quickly for a particular snowdrop, you can just type in the  name in the search box at the top right of this page, above the header.
  • My definition of first flower “opening”  in these lists relates to the point at which the first flower bud of a variety emerges from the spathe and begins to turn towards horizontal. (Shown in bold italics in the description). This is really when the snowdrop flowers start to have an impact on the scene (from a human perspective!) And this change from vertical to horizontal nearly always happens very quickly, in less than 24 hours, and often overnight.
  • I might add more detail on leaf and flower form with time, since such minutiae of detail do help with cultivar identification, but to people with no knowledge of this terminology, I think it would just make things more complicated for this sort of simple guide. (How often do the snowdrops look like those below, outer segments spread wide? Not very often here in 2017!)
  • Gradually I shall record those that seem particularly garden worthy, at least in our garden. As with all groups of plants, nurseries rarely record this very important detail, but how vigorous, or floriferous a variety turns out to be in our conditions, is what I’m interested in. Not simply how unusual a flower is.To be fair to the nurseries, although some older named cultivars may have good anecdotal information on vigour, the rush to get the latest new form onto the market for serious galanthophiles, (probably by “chipping” the bulbs to bulk them up more quickly), means that this feedback from gardeners on how they perform in the ground may simply not be available. Perhaps another reason to avoid the latest, most expensive offerings?  Sadly a significant proportion of the named snowdrops which I’ve tried to grow, take so long to bulk up here that I don’t think they fall into this critical garden worthy category.
  • Some snowdrops remain unnamed or unidentified in these lists and increasingly there will be several with the WHSH prefix, which indicates that they are part of my Welsh Historic Snowdrop Hunt project. For more information on the ideas behind this, please click here. I’m extremely grateful to all the people who so far have allowed me to visit, photograph and collect sample bulbs and also given me the fascinating human stories that usually accompany “old” snowdrop sites. Most of these do indeed fall into the garden worthy category – at least for this wet part of the world.
  • Anyone looking for expensive rarities or the latest named cultivars in this list will be disappointed. I have a very modest upper maximum price for buying a snowdrop bulb – not much more than a nice bottle of wine (and I don’t drink anyway). It really is more important for me to have reliable good doers which create an extended season of interest, and anyway, if a new variety is expensive and a good doer, then quite quickly it will become more affordable. The wonders of time and biological multiplication (following the Fibonacci sequence) working well without any recourse here to the artificial chipping of bulbs for propagation, which I’ve never had the time or enthusiasm to carry out.
  • To make the lists more manageable I’ve somewhat arbitrarily grouped the flowers into 3 seasons, and this second list runs from the middle of January to the middle ofFebruary for when the first flowers appear for the individual varieties.Typically an early season individual flower will last for about 3 to 4 weeks, but as a clump becomes larger, the spread of flowering times means at least a good 2 months of flower interest is possible from a single cultivar. Different bulbs at deeper locations in a clump will tend to flower later and some cultivars frequently produce 2 flowers per bulb, at different times, which obviously extends the flowering season. Later flowering forms don’t tend to last in flower for as long, since temperatures are higher, and the flowers are more likely to be pollinated in warmer weather, which brings their flowering to a speedy close. 
  • For those intrigued by some of the photo backgrounds, many of the named cultivars are growing in the retyred matrix part of our garden. There are also over a million bulbs elsewhere in the garden growing in a more natural setting. The tyres have proved to be an ideal setting for keeping individual cultivars separate and easily labelled, as well as providing the moist but free draining conditions which most snowdrops prefer, as well as providing shade and generally drier conditions through the summer months. In nearly all the examples growing here, the snowdrops are succeeded by perennial plants, mostly chosen for their potential appeal as nectar or pollen sources for our diverse native insect population, later in the year. The bulbs growing in the tyres receive a couple of scatterings of wood ash from our stoves during the year, a single scattering of seaweed meal in early winter, and get mulched with homemade, twice chopped (with our lawnmower to aid decomposition) leaf mould straight after cutting back the other herbaceous perennials in about late October. This is around the time that the early season snowdrop shoots are nosing through the ground. In the rest of the garden the snowdrops get similar treatment, but just natural leaf fall, with no mulch. Fallen leaves are never removed from most of the garden, just the paths.
  • Currently, named varieties are lifted and split about every 3 to 4 years within the tyres, once there are a few flowers per cluster, with the aim of eventually creating a bolder impression of what the varieties can look like en masse. Though like many gardening plans, one needs a patient approach towards this goal! Some cultivars are so slow to bulk up that this effect will probably never be seen. At least by me! This lifting and moving can only be done in spring, since the perennial plants prevent access during the bulb’s dormant period. Many experts would say bulbs should only be moved when dormant, in summer, but provided I do it during a period of damp or wet weather, I only get a minor drop off in flowering the following year. However we are “blessed”  here with a typical range of 1700 to 2100 mm of annual rainfall, which is much higher than many parts of the UK. (G. “Grumpy”, below).

(Our snowdrop silk scarf design above – see separate webpage for more details).

Mid Season

Middle of January to Middle of February .

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G. Unknown LATW2. Acq. ? January 16 th 2017 to late February. A large single flowered hybrid, with broad glaucous leaves. (63 rd to flower in 2017).

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G. nivalis WHSH LLL. Acq. 2016. January 16 th 2017 to late February. A tall early local variant of the species. 

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G. elwesii “Godfrey Owen”. Acq. 2015. January 16 th 2017 to late February. A form of G. elwesii with 6 inner, and 6 outer segments. 

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G. “George Elwes”. Acq. 2013. January 16 th 2017 to late February. A single flowered hybrid of G. plicatus and G. elwesii. 

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G. WHSH HD. Acq. 2013. January 16 th 2017 to late February. A local variant of the double form, of G. nivalis flore pleno.

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G. “James Backhouse”. Acq. 2010. January 16 th 2017 to early March. A single flowered hybrid, very similar to G. “Atkinsii”, but with occasional aberrant tepals.

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G. x valentinei. Acq? January 16 th 2017 to early March. Unknown origin, this very attractive snowdrop is one of our favourites. Where it came from is a mystery. The name is used for single flowered hybrids of G. nivalis and G. plicatus.

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G. plicatus “Trymming”. Acq. 2014. January 16 th 2917 to late February. A species cultivar with small flowers with flared outer segments with green markings. 

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G. Dionysus? 10-2. Acq. ? January 16 th 2017 to late February. A Greatorex double flowered hybrid between G. nivalis florepleno and G. plicatus. 70 th to flower in 2017.

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G. nivalis WHSH DWD. Acq. 2016. January 17 th 2017 to late February. A local variant of the native species.

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G. nivalis WHSH PYBR. Acq. 2014. January 17 th 2017 to late February. A local variant of the native species, with a degree of a variation on inner segment markings.

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G. elwesii “Ballard’s No Notch”. Acq. 2014. January 17 th 2017 to late February.  A cultivar of the species with particularly wide glaucescent and wide foliage.

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G. “Pride o’ the Mill”. Acq. 2013. January 17 th 2017 to early March. A single flowered hybrid probably of G. plicatus and G. gracilis.

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G. “Sentinel”. Acq. 2013. January 19 th 2017 to early March. A single flowered hybrid with separate apical and basal inner segment markings.

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G. gracilis. Acq. 2010. January 19 th 2017 to late February. a distinctive species with twisting narrow leaves, but poor survival or vigour in our conditions. 

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G. “Mrs. Backhouse No. 12”. Acq. 2012. January 20 th 2017 to early March. A single flowered hybrid, probably between G. nivalis and G. plicatus.

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G. plicatus “Gerard Parker”.  Acq. 2012. January 20th 2017 to early March. One of the boldest cultivars of this species.

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G. nivalis WHSH BD. Acq. 2016. January 20th 2017 to early March. A large number of local varieties of the native species, from a single small site, including one double form ( the first image, below).

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G. nivalis WHSH ABM. Acq. 2016. January 20 th 2017 to early March. A local variant of the native species…all identical from a huge population. 80 th to flower in 2017.

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G. “Myddleton Giant”. Acq. 2015. January 20 th 2017 to late February. 

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 G. plicatus “John Long”. Acq. 2012. January 20 th 2017 to early March. A very good form of this species. One of our favourite snowdrops, for vigour and garden worthiness.

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G. “David Baker”. Acq. 2015. January 20 th 2017 to late February. A single flowered hybrid with green outer segment markings.

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G. nivalis WHSH ABG. Acq. 2016. January 21 2017 to early March. 5 different varieties of the native species from this location, including one G. flore pleno, flowering slightly later. Few photos in 2017.

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G. “Hobson’s Choice”. Acq. 2013. January 21 st  2017 to early March. A quite tall, erect, single flowered hybrid.

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 G. Unknown LAT 25. Acq? January 22 nd 2017 to early March.

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G. Unknown TLO 4N. Acq ? January 22 nd 2017 to early March.

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G. “Tubby Merlin”. Acq. 2011. January 22 nd 2017 to early March. A single flowered hybrid with the inner segment marking of uniform colour, and covering more than the apical half.

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G. nivalis WHSH BWDFN. Acq 2016. January 23 rd 2017 to early March. A local variety of the native species.

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G. “Washfield Colesbourne”. Acq. 2013. January 23 rd 2017 to early March. A single flowered hybrid with even coloured inner segment markings covering more than the apical half. (90 th to flower in 2017)

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G. nivalis “Cornwood”. Acq. 2013. January 23 rd 2017 to early March. A named variant of the native species from Devon.

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G. elwesii “Daphne’s Scissors”. Acq. 2013. January 23 rd 2017 to early March. A cultivar of the species with faint outer segment green tips, and the inner segment marking partially blurred.

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G. “Natalie Garton”. Acq. 2015. January 23 rd 2017 to early March. A semi double flowered hybrid of G. elwesii. One of our favourite, vigorous and impressive snowdrops.

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G. plicatus “Percy Picton”. Acq. 2012. January 23 rd 2017 to early March. A species cultivar with very long pedicel and also seeds quite well. Inner segment markings are diffused. One of our favourite snowdrops.

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G. plicatus “Madeleine”. Acq. 2015. January 23 rd 2017 to late February. A  yellow flowered cultivar of G. plicatus.

 

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G. “Lavinia”.  Acq 2011. January 23 rd 2017 to early March. A Greatorex Double, with the outer part of the inner segment markings staining up towards the base.

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G. “White Swan”. Acq. 2015. January 23 rd 2017 to early March. A tall double flowered hybrid.

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G. plicatus “Sally Passmore”. Acq. 2012. January 24 th 2017 to early March. A cultivar of the species, with long flowers and diffused inner segment green markings towards the base.

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G. nivalis poculiformis group “Angelique”. Acq. 2012. January 24 th 2017 to early March. Of French origin, a distinctive nivalis form with similar sized outer and inner segments, and 2 green dots on the inner segments. 

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G. “Falkland House”. Acq. 2015. January 24 th 2017 to early March. A single flowered, short in stature hybrid. (100 th to flower in 2017).

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G. “Mrs. Thompson”. Acq. 2012. January 24 th 2017 to early March. A hybrid single flowered snowdrop known for its variability in flower form, sometimes producing fused flowers of novelty and charm, or 2 flowers on separate pedicels from the same scape, even from the same small clump. And allowing me to produce one of my favourite snowdrop images of the very rare Welsh double blue snowdrop. A favourite garden snowdrop!

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G. “Magnet”. Acq. 2006. January 24 th 2017 to early March. A single hybrid snowdrop, similar to G. “Galatea” with long pedicels, but flowers later. A favourite garden snowdrop. 

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G. nivalis WHSH NM. Acq. 2014. January 24 th 2017 to early March. A selection of single and double forms of the native species from this old site dating back originally to the C 13 th. Taken a long time to settle down in the garden.

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G. “Hippolyta”. Acq 2010. January 24 th  2017 to early March. A Greatorex Double flowered hybrid form, with neat rounded flowers and concave outer segments, shorter than many similar cultivars.

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G. elwesii “Grumpy”. Acq. 2015. January 25 th 2017 to late February. A cultivar of the species, with wide leaves and a slightly disproportionately small flower with appropriate markings.

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G. “Ailwyn”. Acq. 2013. January 25 th 2017 to late February. A hybrid double with G. elwesii parentage. Sadly not very vigorous here, because a very pretty flower.

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G. “Green Necklace”. Acq. 2013. January 25 th 2017 to early March. A very vigorous, fairly short, single flowered hybrid,  with a blurred basal inner segment mark. Bought the same year, and from the same source as the previous “Ailwyn” which produced just 1 flower in 2013, this cultivar produced 33, in spite of being moved once, because of overcrowding. All snowdrops aren’t the same when it comes to garden worthiness!! A current garden favourite snowdrop. 

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G. plicatus “Henham No. 1”. Acq. 2012. January 25 th 2017 to late February. A  cultivar of the species from the same site in East Anglia as G. p “Three Ships”, which is equally fickle in our conditions. (1 flower after 5 years!)

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G. nivalis WHSH CGMC. Acq. 2016. January 26 th 2017 to early March. A local form of the native species. (110 th to flower in 2017).

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G. “Trumps”. Acq. 2014. Janaury 27 th 2017 to early March. A single flowered hybrid with outer segment green markings and abnormal flower shape.

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G. “Hill Poe”. Acq. 2011. January 27 th 2017 to early March. A very old, double flowered hybrid snowdrop, originally from Eire. Usually flowers have 5 outer segments, and very neat and tightly packed inner segments.

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G. “Imbolc”. Acq. 2010. January 27 th 2017 to early March. A single flowered hybrid of short height, with blurred inner segment markings towards the base. A favourite garden snowdrop here.

 

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G. “Longstowe”. Acq. 2012. January 28 th 2017 to early March. A vigorous single flowered hybrid.

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G.”Alison Hilary”. Acq. 2012. January 28 th 2017 to early March. A single flowered hybrid with inner segment markings diffused over the basal half. Not very vigorous with us.

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G. nivalis “Scharlockii”. Acq. 2010. January 28 th 2017 to early March. An old cultivar of the species, originally from Germany, which can grow “true” from seed, giving rise to some variations in plant size. Very long spathe, pedicel and green tipped outer segments.

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 G. “Little John”. Acq. 2013. January 28 th 2017 to early March. A single flowered hybrid with even coloured inner segment markings covering more than the apical half.

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G. “Ginn’s Imperati”. Acq. 2012. January 28 th 2017 to early March. A single flowered hybrid very similar to a large native Italian form of G. nivalis, but with slight leaf form variations.

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G. “Modern Art”. Acq. 2015. January 28 th 2017 to early March. A single flowered hybrid with green tips to the outer segments.

 

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G. “Primrose Warburg”. Acq. 2013. January 28 th 2017 to early March. A single flowered hybrid with yellow inner segment markings and ovary. (120 th to flower in 2017).

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G. elwesii “Lord Monostictus”. Acq. 2013. January 28 th 2017 to early March. A single inner segment mark cultivar of the species.

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G. “Spindlestone Surprise”. Acq. 2012. January 28 th 2017 to early March. A naturally formed single flowered hybrid between the “native” yellow Sandersii form of G. nivalis found in Northumberland, and G. plicatus. Distinctive yellow ovary and inner segment markings. A favourite vigorous garden snowdrop here, unlike many of the other yellow forms we have.

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G. “Ketton”. Acq. 2012. January 28 th 2017 to early March. A single flowered hybrid with 2 blurred basal inner segment marks.

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G. nivalis WHSH DAR. Acq. 2016. January 28 th 2017 to early March. A local form of the native species, one bulb with aberrant tepals.

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G. nivalis WHSH TLL. Acq. 2016. January 28 th 2017 to early March. A local form of the native species.

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G. nivalis WHSH TIS. Acq. 1995. January 28 th 2017 to mid March. Our original snowdrop. A form of the native species brought to Gellis as the first ever snowdrops, from our home in Bristol. Originally sourced from Fiona’s parents house in Shropshire, and they acquired it from a very old estate in Shropshire! A much travelled, floriferous and vigorous snowdrop. A firm garden favourite! 

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G. “Desdemona” ? (TLO 4N). Acq.? January 28 th 2017 to early March. A vigorous Greatorex double hybrid with inner segment markings staining up to their base.

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G. elwesii “Kite”. Acq 2013. January 30 th 2017 to early March. A cultivar of the species with even coloured inner segment markings, and often 2 flowers on separate pedicels from the same scape.   _____________________

G. “Melanie Broughton”. Acq. 2012. January 30 th 2017 to mid March. A single flowered hybrid with even coloured inner segment markings covering more than the apical half. One of our favourite vigorous and floriferous snowdrops.

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G. nivalis “Viridapice”. Acq. 2010. January 30 th 2017 to mid March. One of the oldest green tipped outer segment forms of G. nivalis, originating from Holland.(130 th to flower in 2017). _______________________

G. nivalis flore pleno WHSH CCD. Acq. 2016. January 30th 2017 to mid March. A double or flore pleno local form of the native species.

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G. nivalis flore pleno WHSH TG. Acq. 2015. January 30 th 2017 to mid March. A local double form of the native species.

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G. “Winifrede Matthias” (?). Acq. 2012. January 30 th 2017 to mid March. A single flowered hybrid with pale green ovary and arching pedicel.

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G. “Orleton”. Acq,. 2016. January 31 st 2017 to mid March. A single flowered hybrid of G. nivalis and G. plcatus.

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G. nivalis “Alan’s Treat”. Acq. 2014. January 31 st 2017 to mid March. A poculiform cultivar of the species with green tips to the outer segments. 

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G. nivalis ex Cambo. Acq.2016. January 31 st 2017 to mid March. A form of the species from one of the best Scottish sites for snowdrops.

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G. plicatus WHSH FNM. Acq. 2016. January 31 st 2017 to mid March. A locally found cultivar of the species.

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G. nivalis South Cerney. Acq. 2016. January 31 st 2017 to mid March. A variant of the native species from the gardens at this old Cotswold property. Pretty inner segment markings on ridged segments.

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G. plicatus “Augustus”. Acq. 2010. January 31 st 2017 to mid March. A distinctive virus infected cultivar of the species with obviously puckered outer segments to the flowers.

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G. Unknown. 32 N MVD. Acq? January 31 st 2017 to mid March. (140th to flower). ___________________

G. nivalis “Elfin”. Acq. 2012. January 31 st 2017 to early March. A very pretty small form of the native species. Flowers often “open” vertically and have green tipped outers. Vigorous and floriferous. Not particularly long lasting flowers, but a very firm garden favourite snowdrop.

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G. nivalis WHSH PTFG. Acq. 2016. January 31 st 2017 to mid March. A local form of the native species.

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G. “Bill Bishop”. Acq. 2012. February 1 st 2017 to mid March. A single flowered hybrid, with large flowers.

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G. “Icicle”. Acq. 2013. February 1 st  2017 to mid March. A single flowered hybrid. Vigorous and floriferous here.

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G. elwesii “Louise Ann Bromley”. Acq. 2015. February 1 st 2017 to early March. A cultivar of the species with very wide leaves and large flowers.

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G. “Erway”. Acq. 2016. February 1 st 2017  to early March. A small, single flowered hybrid with very distinctive shiny olive green, long ovary and diffused inner segment marking over the most of the segment.

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G. Unknown 21-4. Acq? February 1st 2017 to mid March. A very distinctive snowdrop with broad foliage looking like an elwesii X plicatus hybrid, and split single dot apical inner segment markings. But I don’t seem to have a name for it – the closest similar I can find is G. “Deer Slot”, but I’ve never bought this. Any ideas?  Whatever it is, it’s a garden favourite!.

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G. nivalis flore pleno WHSH RYG. Acq. 2015.  February 1 st 2017 to early March. A variety of the native double form of the species, of local origin. 

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G. “Kew Green”. Acq. 2015. February 2 nd 2017 to early March. A single flowered hybrid.

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G. nivalis WHSH PYC. doubles. Acq. 2014. February 2nd  2017 to mid March. A local variety of the native double snowdrop, G.nivalis flore pleno. (150 th to flower in 2017)

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G. “Seagull”. Acq. 2015. February 2nd 2017 to early March. A single, large flowered hybrid.

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G. elwesii “David Shackleton”. Acq. 2012. February 2 nd 2017 to early March. A clone of the species with the basal mark entire and paler than the apical mark.

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G. “Excelsis”. Acq. 2014. February 2 nd 2017 to early March. A single flowered hybrid with diffused marking over the basal part of the inner segments.

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G. Unknown 8-1. Acq? February 2nd 2017 to early March. Nothing to go on…more photos needed next year!

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G. X “Whittington”. Acq. 2012. February 2 nd to early March. Again far too few photos!

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G. elwesii “Galadriel”. Acq. 2012. February 22nd 2017 to early March. A seedling form from Beth Chatto’s garden. A favourite, vigorous, beautiful snowdrop.

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G. nivalis “Lady Elphinstone”. Acq. 2011. February 2 nd 2017 to early March. A double form of the species (i.e G. n. flore pleno) with yellow inner segment markings.

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G. “Trymposter”. Acq, 2016. February 3 rd 2017 to early March. A single flowered G. plicatus hybrid, with characteristic flared outer segments with green splashes.

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G. nivalis WHSH BDL. Acq. 2016. February 3 rd 2017 to early March. A local variety of the native species, with olive green ovary.

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G. “Sprite”. Acq. 2014. February 4 th 2017 to mid March. A vigorous single flowered hybrid, with 5 or 6 green lines on outer segment tips. A favourite snowdrop here. (160 th to flower in 2017)

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G. Unknown. Acq. 2014. February 5 th 2017 to early March. Labelled as G.”Midwinter”, but different markings and flowers much later. A single flowered form of G. elwesii.

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G. nivalis “Blonde Inge”. Acq. 2014  February 5 th 2017 to early March. Of German origin, a small form of the species, with green ovary, but yellow or sometimes yellow green inner segment markings. A “trending” (!) garden favourite snowdrop.

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G. “Wasp”. Acq. 2015. February 5 th 2017 to early March. A single flowered hybrid with long narrow outer segments, and separate apical and basal marks, though these marks seem a bit variable from one flower to another

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G. “Peardrop”. Acq.2015. February 5 th 2017 to early March. A single flowered hybrid with scissor like blurred basal marks extending up from the strongly dark green apical mark.

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G. “Robyn Janey”.  Acq. 2016. February 6 th 2017 to early March. A single flowered hybrid with separate apical and elongated basal spot markings, beneath a olive green ovary, long arching pedicels, long claws and usually 2 flowers per scape. If this multiplies well, it will become a firm favourite!

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G. nivalis “Munchkin”. Acq. 2016. February 7 th 2017 to early March. A small in stature variety of the species with bold green, wide, heart shaped inner segment marking.

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G. plicatus “Wendy’s Gold”. Acq. 2011. February 7 th 2017 to mid March. A cultivar of the species with yellow markings and ovary.

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G. “Nothing Special”. Acq. 2012. February 7 th 2017 to early March. Hopeless photo !

 

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 G. nivalis “Tiny”. Acq. 2011. February 7 th 2017 to mid March. A small single form of the native species. 

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G. “Trotter’s Merlin”. Acq. 2011. February 7 th 2017 to mid March. A single flowered hybrid. (170 th to flower)

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G. plicatus “Bowles’ Large Form”. Acq. 2013. February 7 th 2017 to early March.

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G. nivalis “Chedworth”. Acq. 2013. February 10 th 2017 to mid March. A variety of the native species. 

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G. plicatus subspecies byzantinus “Ron Ginn”. Acq. 2017. February 13 th 2017 to mid March. No photos yet!

 

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G. nivalis “Moreton Mill”. Acq. 2017. February 13 th 2017 to mid March. A poculiform cultivar (with similar outer and inner segments) of the native species. 

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G. nivalis WHSH LDS FM. Acq. 2014. February 13 th 2017 to mid March. A vigorous late flowering form of the native species, with long ovary and outer segments.

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G. “Green Comet”. Acq 2017.  February 14 th 2017 to mid March. A single flowered hybrid with a very long pedicel, and broad foliage.

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G. plicatus “Washfield Warham”. Acq. 2010. February 14 th 2017 to mid March. A vigorous late flowering cultivar of the species. (178 th to flower).

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