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I have been growing Snowdrops for a few years now, but fortunately I started very young, and so have managed to build up some immunity to the serious dangers of Galanthophilia. Partial immunity anyway. There is a lot more to come here, but this is a start.

2007
During last year I continued the process of planting my old pot bound plants out into the woodland. They all seem to be benefiting from the change. On this page, I have added a few pictures of new cultivars to the collection. I generally think that I have stopped adding new varieties, but as I write this, 2008 is still three weeks away, and I have three new ones in pots waiting to be planted out! Perhaps I'm not as immune as I like to think!

2011
A couple of years further down the line and the collection continues to grow. I have started to think about hybridising and the possibility of raising some new ones from seed, so the world is not as sensible as I like to imagine. I have been building a new shade border at the top of the garden, and already there are a few snowdrops creeping in there. Some of the new ones have established, though one or two are looking a bit dodgy.

. 2018
The collection continues to grow and the popularity of snowdrops mcontinues to increase. I was at a specialist sale earlier in the spring when someone mentioned that the numbers seemed to be down on previous years. I couldn't see it myself, the queue to get in was longer than I have seen it before. The number of new introductions conntinues to increase and record prices continue to be set.
So I think the expansion in snowdrop growing continues. I thought I would only add one or two special things to the collection this year and then went out and bought a mass of autumn flowering cultivars. So I'm not as immune as I might have hoped. I have just spent 40 years jumping on the bandwagon.

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  • Galanthus x allenii
  • Galanthus alpinus var. alpinus
  • Galanthus 'Anglesey Abbey'
  • Galanthus 'Angelique'
  • Galanthus 'Angustifolius'
  • Galanthus 'Annette'
  • Galanthus 'Armine'
  • Galanthus 'Art Nouveau'
  • Galanthus artjuschenkoae
  • Galanthus 'Athenae'
  • Galanthus 'Atkinsii Variegated'
  • Galanthus 'Augustus '
  • Galanthus 'Augustus Virus Free'
  • Galanthus 'Autumn Beauty'
  • Galanthus 'Backhouse Spectacles'
  • Galanthus 'Barbara's Double'
  • Galanthus 'Barnes'
  • Galanthus 'Benhall Beauty'
  • Galanthus 'Benjamin Britten'
  • Galanthus 'Benton Magnet'
  • Galanthus 'Bertram Anderson'
  • Galanthus 'Bess'
  • Galanthus 'Bill Bishop'
  • Galanthus 'Bill Clarke'
  • Galanthus 'Blewbury'
  • Galanthus 'Blewbury Tart'
  • Galanthus 'Blonde Inge'
  • Galanthus bortkewitschianus
  • Galanthus 'Brenda Troyle '
  • Galanthus 'Cedrics Prolific '
  • Galanthus 'Celadon'
  • Galanthus 'Chedworth '
  • Galanthus 'Cicely Hall'
  • Galanthus 'Clare Blakeway-Phillips'
  • Galanthus 'Colossus'
  • Galanthus 'Comet'
  • Galanthus corcyrensis
  • Galanthus 'Cottisford'
  • Galanthus 'Cowhouse Green'
  • Galanthus 'Cyril Warr '
  • Galanthus 'Daphne's Scissors'
  • Galanthus 'David Shackleton'
  • Galanthus 'Diggory'
  • Galanthus 'Ding Dong'
  • Galanthus 'Dionysus'
  • Galanthus 'Doncaster's Double Charmer'
  • Galanthus 'Doncaster's Double Scharlock'
  • Galanthus 'Duckie'
  • Galanthus 'E. A. Bowles'
  • Galanthus 'Ecusson d'Or'
  • Galanthus 'Egret'
  • Galanthus 'Elfin'
  • Galanthus 'Elmley Lovett'
  • Galanthus elwesii
  • Galanthus elwesii 'David Shackleton'
  • Galanthus elwesii var monostictus 'Hiemalis'
  • Galanthus elwesii November Flowering
  • Galanthus elwesii Pure white
  • Galanthus elwesii 'Two Spot '
  • Galanthus elwesii 'Zwanenburg'
  • Galanthus 'Ermine Lace'
  • Galanthus 'Erway'
  • Galanthus 'Faringdon Double'
  • Galanthus 'Fieldgate Continuo'
  • Galanthus 'Fieldgate Fugue'
  • Galanthus 'Fieldgate Prelude'
  • Galanthus 'Fly Fishing'
  • Galanthus fosteri
  • Galanthus 'Freds Giant '
  • Galanthus 'G. F. Handel'
  • Galanthus 'Galatea'
  • Galanthus 'Gerard Parker'
  • Galanthus 'Ginn's Imperati'
  • Galanthus 'Godfrey Owen'
  • Galanthus gracilis
  • Galanthus gracilis 'Highdown '
  • Galanthus gracilis 'Vic Horton'
  • Galanthus 'Gracilis Hybrid'
  • Galanthus 'Green Hayes'
  • Galanthus 'Greenfields'
  • Galanthus 'Greenfinch'
  • Galanthus 'Greenish'
  • Galanthus 'Haconby Green'
  • Galanthus 'Heffalump'
  • Galanthus 'Henham No.1'
  • Galanthus 'Hill Poe '
  • Galanthus 'Hippolyta '
  • Galanthus 'Hobsons Choice'
  • Galanthus 'Hollis'
  • Galanthus 'Hugh Mackenzie'
  • Galanthus ikariae
  • Galanthus ikariae 'E. K. Balls'
  • Galanthus 'Imbolc'
  • Galanthus 'J. Haydn'
  • Galanthus 'James Backhouse'
  • Galanthus 'Jaquenetta'
  • Galanthus 'John Gray'
  • Galanthus 'John Long'
  • Galanthus 'John's Y-fronts'
  • Galanthus 'Jonathan'
  • Galanthus 'Ketton'
  • Galanthus 'Kildare'
  • Galanthus 'Kite'
  • Galanthus koenenianus
  • Galanthus 'Lady Beatrix Stanley'
  • Galanthus 'Lady Elphinstone'
  • Galanthus lagedochianus
  • Galanthus 'Lavinia '
  • Galanthus 'Lerinda'
  • Galanthus 'Limetree'
  • Galanthus 'Little Ben'
  • Galanthus 'Little Dorrit'
  • Galanthus 'Little John'
  • Galanthus 'Longstowe'
  • Galanthus 'Lord Lieutenant'
  • Galanthus 'Lyn'
  • Galanthus 'Magnet'
  • Galanthus 'Maidwell L'
  • Galanthus 'Manor Farm Early'
  • Galanthus 'Margery Fish'
  • Galanthus 'Marjorie Brown'
  • Galanthus 'Melanie Broughton'
  • Galanthus 'Melvillei'
  • Galanthus 'Merlin'
  • Galanthus 'Merlin Bonds Form'
  • Galanthus 'Midge'
  • Galanthus 'Mighty Aton'
  • Galanthus 'Moccas'
  • Galanthus 'Modern Art'
  • Galanthus 'Mrs Backhouse No.12'
  • Galanthus 'Mrs McNamara'
  • Galanthus 'Natalie Garton'
  • Galanthus 'Neill Fraser'
  • Galanthus nivalis
  • Galanthus nivalis'Clun'
  • Galanthus nivalis'Flore Pleno'
  • Galanthus nivalis 'Genainville'
  • Galanthus nivalis 'Maximus'
  • Galanthus nivalis 'Pusey Green Tips'
  • Galanthus nivalis 'Sandersii'
  • Galanthus nivalis'Scharlockii'
  • Galanthus nivalis 'Viridapice'
  • Galanthus 'Octopussy'
  • Galanthus 'Ophelia'
  • Galanthus 'Orion'
  • Galanthus 'Peg Sharples'
  • Galanthus 'Percy Picton'
  • Galanthus peshmenii
  • Galanthus peshmenii 'Green Flight'
  • Galanthus 'Peter Gatehouse'
  • Galanthus plicatus
  • Galanthus plicatus 'Spring Cottage'
  • Galanthus plicatus'Warham'
  • Galanthus plicatus'Warham' (Dale)
  • Galanthus plicatus 'Wendy's Gold'
  • Galanthus 'Poculiformis'
  • Galanthus 'Pom Pom'
  • Galanthus 'Primrose Warburg'
  • Galanthus 'Quad'
  • Galanthus reginae-olgae 'Alex Duguid'
  • Galanthus reginae-olgae 'Cambridge'
  • Galanthus reginae-olgae ssp. reginae-olgae
  • Galanthus reginae-olgae 'John Marr'
  • Galanthus reginae-olgae 'Tilebarn Jamie'
  • Galanthus reginae-olgae ssp. vernalis 'Miss Behaving'
  • Galanthus 'Reverend Hailstone'
  • Galanthus 'Remember Remember'
  • Galanthus 'Richard Ayres'
  • Galanthus rizehensis
  • Galanthus rizehensis 'Baytop'
  • Galanthus 'Robin Hood'
  • Galanthus 'Ronald Mackenzie'
  • Galanthus 'Rosemary Burnham'
  • Galanthus 'Ruth Birchall'
  • Galanthus 'S.Arnott '
  • Galanthus 'Seagull'
  • Galanthus 'Shropshire Queen'
  • Galanthus 'Sibbertoft Magnet'
  • Galanthus 'Sibbertoft White'
  • Galanthus 'Sickle'
  • Galanthus 'Silverwells '
  • Galanthus 'South Hayes'
  • Galanthus 'Spetchley Yellow'
  • Galanthus 'Spindlestone Surprise'
  • Galanthus 'Springwood Park'
  • Galanthus 'Straffan'
  • Galanthus 'Sutton Courtnay'
  • Galanthus 'Terry Jones'
  • Galanthus 'Three Ships'
  • Galanthus 'Tiny Tim '
  • Galanthus 'Trym'
  • Galanthus 'Trymlet'
  • Galanthus 'Trymposter'
  • Galanthus 'Tubby Merlin'
  • Galanthus x valentinei
  • Galanthus 'Virescens'
  • Galanthus 'Walrus'
  • Galanthus 'Warburg No.2'
  • Galanthus 'Warei'
  • Galanthus 'Warley Place Group'
  • Galanthus 'Washfield Colesbourne'
  • Galanthus 'Wasp'
  • Galanthus 'White Dream'
  • Galanthus 'White Swan'
  • Galanthus 'William Thomson '
  • Galanthus 'Winnifrede Mathias '
  • Galanthus woronowii
  • Galanthus woronowii 'Rodmarton Capella'
  • Galanthus woronowii 'Variegated'
  • Galanthus 'X-Ray'
  • Galanthus 'Yvonne Hay'
  • References:

  • 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.