Galanthus nivalis f. pleniflorus 'Flocon De Neige'
Galanthus nivalis 'Flocon De Neige' was discovered in the 1980s by the British snowdrop collector Mark Brown in Buckinghamshire, England. The name means "snowflake" in French, because the English word "snowflake" was already in use for plants of the genus Leucojum, So Mark simply changed the language and named it "Flocon De Neige".
Many double snowdrops are very irregular in flower shape. This variety, however, has very attractive flowers with six outer, well-proportioned petals. Many galantophiles speak of the most beautiful double snowdrop variety.
Galanthus nivalis 'Flocon De Neige' is one of the smaller snowdrops and needs regular division in order to bloom richly.
In 2008, one bulb reached 265 GBP in an online auction. Even today, the variety is rarely found in collections and is expensive.