The name covers a rather loose assemblage of plants that flower early in the G.elwesii season, often starting
at or before Christmas. They are generally quite small.
Much as I love my little plant, it has to be admitted that it does rather poorly when
it comes to early flowering. In the early years of being planted out, it performed in December,
but of late it has left it until the middle of January before it opens.
It has increased slowly over the last five years, and is certainly not the first of the snowdrops to make an impact,
but I have at last managed to picture it in the snow where it can pretend to be wintery!