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Galanthus 'Quad'

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.