If you’re already sick of snowdrops, read no further. But if you’re even just a little bit interested and enjoyed hearing about the ‘Gloucester Old Spot’ then read on to find out about another unusual one, Galanthus ‘Wasp’. I liked it as soon as I saw it at Chelsea Physic Garden and now I’ve had it the garden for a couple of years it hasn’t disappointed. Even from a distance you can see it is different from most other snowdrops. It was found in 1995 by Veronica Cross during a visit to the former Backhouse garden at Sutton Court, Herefordshire.
Now I find that there’s another larger insect on its way. Also from Veronica Cross, Galanthus ‘Dragonfly’ is bigger and much more substantial with very long outer segments and dark-green-marked inners. The flowers dangle on long pedicels so they sway with every breeze imitating their namesake, I imagine.
I’m looking forward to seeing any more insects that join the swarm. I’m sure I heard some bumble bees buzzing about!