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Galanthus 'Mighty Atom'

19th February 2011

A snowdrop with a complicated history, as is often the way with good plants. This is the first time I have grown it, and these plants are on loan from a friend while his garden is renovated. It was named by E.B.Anderson but was found in the Suffolk garden of John Gray. A small growing plant with extraordinary large flowers, stocks in cultivation had become confused with seedlings and imposters when Richard Nutt gathered them all together and identified the one closest to the original description. Many of the other clones have subsequently been named.
I first saw it at Wisley in 1981 and have wanted to try it ever since, but my desire has always been outstripped by its price.

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