Galanthus plicatus 'Seraph'
The history of the discovery and further cultivation of this variety is extremely exciting. Galanthus plicatus 'Seraph' was once considered extinct: In the late 1990s, Daphne Chappell ('Daphne's Scissors' is named after her) found a poculiform Galanthus plicatus. The first and only plicatus to show this characteristic at that time. But although the finder generously gave the few bulbs he had to friends to secure the variety's existence, they all perished in culture. Phil Cornish, a well-known snowdrop expert from England, tracked down the original location and found an identical plant in that area. It was named 'Seraph', a synonym for "angel" and obviously an allusion to the six wing-like petals of this poculiform variety.
Galanthus plicatus 'Seraph' is a precious plant, which was sold on eBay for 238 British Pounds in 2015.
This variety is just an outstanding snowdrop, even without all the background knowledge. It is large-flowered and has a conspicously long flowering period.