Judy, I had the same experience years ago. I ordered 500 Galanthus elwesii from a well known national mail order source. They were planted in the front lawn (something which, in retrospect, I would never do again) and soon they were blooming. They were the one-spot Galanthus elwesii (monostictus) and varied a lot - obviously they were wild collected. Now, many years later, I still occasionally find one with a distinct pattern I had never noticed before. Jim McKenney Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7 where it's time to get away from this keyboard and into the garden.