Like most modern snowdrops, there is a measure of confusion surrounding the plant. The 'Giant' part is only a bit true - it is moderately giant, the 'Fred' however
commemorates Fred Sutherland from Cruikshank Botanic Gardens and is entirely accurate.
I can accept a bit of confusion - I bought it at a Cyclamen Society Show!
The markings on the inner segment vary slightly from flower to flower - all of mine derive from a single bulb so there
is no question that I have multiple clones. Some have a solid green 'X' shaped mark, in others the basal (upper)
portion of the mark is divided into separate spots. The large glaucous leaves are rather floppy in my conditions,
where the wind catches them and blows them around. In a more protected position it would be a
very impressive clump.