Galanthus - Giant.

Jim McKenney
Mon, 27 Feb 2012 09:35:12 PST
Jim Waddick, in discussing a large snowdrop he grows, asked "CAn anyone beat this size?"

I did a blog post on this topic on January 27, 2012 which you can view here:…

In the accompanying image you can see a number of big snowdrops lined up for comparison. The largest one is over 2 inches in diameter - it's six centimeters  (two and three eighths inches) in diameter, and it is not squashed down to maximize the diameter. If the blossom had been pressed flat, the diameter would have been over two and a half inches. 

I've seen photographs which suggest that there are even bigger snowdrops out there, too.  

Jim McKenney
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