One of a range of double snowdrops raised in the 1940's by H.A.Greatorex of Norwich. They are said to be hybrids between Galanthus plicatus and Galanthus nivalis 'Flore Plena'. He described it as having large and perfect rosettes , and that in some seasons the green marks develop a delightful apricot. It never has with me.
In 1988 I got a bulb from
Kath Dryden, and for a number of years it sat around in a pot flowering dutifully but only increasing very slowly.
In 2001 I planted the potful out in the woodland.The seventeen bulbs I had at that time have increaded rapidly
under the trees and now make a bold show in January.
It is well suited to the woodland. It is not the most elegant of plants, but the flowers are held on long sturdy
pedicels and show well above the leaf litter on the woodland floor.
As fast as they clump up. I split them. I have lost a few to rabbits, who love to dig where I have disturbed the soil, but mostly they prosper mightily.
They are now making a bold show at the top of the garden but this year the tall flower scapes
have suffered in the wind, at times lying flat on the ground for days at a time.