Galanthus nivalis 'Scharlockii'
A dainty snowdrop, which isinstantly recognizable by the long spathe which has transformed into two separate leaves, the so-called "donkey ears," as the English say. In many cases, they are up to 5 times as long as the spathe of a normal snowdrop. Furthermore, they stand individually on the stem and are not fused together.
The flowers themself have green spots on the outer petals, similar to the 'Viridapice'.
Galanthus 'Scharlockii' was found by Julius Scharlock in 1818 and named after the discoverer by the famous snowdrop collector Edward Augustus Bowles. This makes it the oldest snowdrop variety after Galanthus 'Flore Pleno'.
According to the Royal Horticultural Society, Galanthus 'Scharlockii' possesses a certain resistance to Botrytis, the grey mold, which is a harmful fungus for snowdrops.