Galanthomania in the US

John Grimshaw
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 00:48:39 PST
I can comment on this from a transatlantic perspective, and can assure 
everyone that there are a number of avid galanthophiles in North America who 
are prepared to pay comparatively (and indeed very) large sums for 
individual snowdrop bulbs.

However, as with all such interests, there are many more who just enjoy 
snowdrops than would pay more than a few pounds or dollars for a bulb, while 
a few collectors will really splash out - and this is as true here as it is 
in North America. The difference, perhaps, is that in Britain snowdrops 
(Galanthus nivalis) are ubiquitous and appear in almost every garden and in 
many uncultivated places too: they are loved and appreciated, but serious 
galanthophiles are comparatively scarce.

John Grimshaw

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