Galanthus ‘Walrus’ – marmite

Snowdrops are bright flowers in winter. They speak of spring, reminding us of times to come. Into this world a host of variations on the theme have developed. Someone posted on Facebook a week ago a dark green snowdrop, as yet unnamed, that some might say defeats the object of the bulb. I’m not sure if I liked it or not. Which brings me a better known curiosity, the slow growing ‘Walrus’.

I’ve had it in a pot for four years and this is its first flower. The nivalis selection has been around for forty years and in my garden has only now commenced thickening ready to be transplanted into the border. As for ‘marmite’ – you’ll either love it or hate it. Can you see the ‘tusks’?