Galanthus ‘Rosemary Burnham’ was named after the gardener of that name from British Columbia. It could so easily have been named ‘Francisca Darts’ after John Grimshaw made an error
in attributing it to a different lady. It is a beautiful virescent snowdrop, in my humble opinion easily rivalling, even surpassing, ‘Green Tear’ (still commanding huge sums on Ebay and featured here
from last year’s blog.) The wind this afternoon defeated me capturing the clump that brightens up the border though it subsided to allow me one snap.
‘G71’ hardly rolls off the tongue but is attractive on the eye. The double owes its elegant name to Heyrick Greatorex’s breeding programme in the 1940s. A scientific name then. I gave up the ghost after being swept off my feet though not before capturing this image.