14th February 2017
Double forms of G. nivalis tumble from the mountains of 'Flore Plena' like spring snowflakes
in a light breeze. Make of them what you will as the assorted names form drifts around you.
'Quad' has a reputation for producing four (more or less) outer segments around a (more or less)
uniform bundle of inner segments. I have more of it than I had when I bought it and it has been less
than uniformly reliable. I choose to view it with deep optimism.
Bishop, M., A.Davis and J.Grimshaw. Snowdrops, A monograph on cultivated Galanthus. Griffin Press Publishing ltd. 2001 (reprinted 2006).
Davis, A.P. The Genus Galanthus.The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew/Timber Press.1999
Stern, F.C. Snowdrops and Snowflakes. The Royal Horticultural Society.1956.