A cultivar from the 'Mighty Atom'-group, but quite early flowering and with very big outer segments. Named in 1998 for the plantsman Bill Bishop. In 1999 it received the "Award of Merit".
This is another old cultivar which was "rediscovered" in the early 1970s. A very garden-worthy cultivar.
Once grown at Primsrose Warburg's place as "not-Mighty Atom" from E.B. Anderson. A bit similar to 'Mighty Atom', which it is not. Late flowering with a basal inner segment mark that bleeds up.
Found in 1995 by Ruby and David Baker during a trip to Ireland. Elegant and large flowered plant, with nice green markings on the outer segments.
One of the eldest Greatorex-hybrids and still a good grower. Nice rounded, well-filled flowers.
Filled flower. Named in the 1970ies. Found by Mary Biddulph in her garden at Rodmarton. Cross between G. plicatus and Galanthus nivalis 'Flore Pleno'.
This old hybrid (1980, Edrom Nurseries) remains a personal favourite. An 'Atkinsii' look-alike with always perfectly shaped flowers, which is a good increaser and forms nice big clumps, that illuminate the garden in the dark winter.
Similar to the cultivar 'Merlin' but a bit smaller in stature. In the 1960s selected by E.B. Anderson. This hybrid with gracilis genes is still very highly regarded.
Hybrid found by Veronica Cross in 1998. Easy to recognize because of the slender flowers with thin outer segments. Clumps up quickly.
A G. elwesii selection with two flower stems from each bulb. Olive green markings on the inner segments.
Old nivalis cultivar. Collected at a site near Rome, named in 1993 for Ron Ginns, who grew this plant for years in his collection. Easily recognized by its strong almond scent.