Galanthus plicatus 'Bumblebee'
Galanthus 'Bumblebee' comes from the garden of the Monksilver Nursery, situated in Cambridge, England. The plant is a seedling that resulted from crossbreeding. It is part of Joe Sharman's breeding program with Galanthus 'Trym'. Joe Sharman is one of England's best-known snowdrop experts and owner of the Monksilver Nursery.
The flower form of Galanthus 'Bumblebee' is called "pterugiform" or "inverse poculiform", because the petals are short and have a strong resemblance with the inner petals.
Galanthus 'Bumblebee' is a pure Galanthus plicatus, has roundish flowers with an attractive shape. The flowers do not open as wiede as other Trym types and the outer petals are thick with a bold spot.
The variety name was originally suggested by Matt Bishop, another prominent galantophile from England. Bishop said that it was one of the best Trym cultivars he has ever seen.