Spring Plant id

4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

Saw these two plants today at RHS Hyde Hall and they had us stumped! Hope you all can help.

Pic 1:


Pic 2, look like snowdrops, but do they come multi headed?


Second version of flower/plant 2:


Many thanks image


  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,493

    Looks like Muscari and Snowdrops.

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Thanks Blairs.  My mum thought they were Muscari but I've never seen them look so fluffy image 

    Any idea what type of snowdrop?  They were multi headed image

  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 4,159

    Don't think the first one is muscari the leaves aren't right and the flowers are a bit too fluffy.

    You can get double headed snowdrops but they aren't common.  They look more like summer snowflake to me.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,405

    Snowflake maybe, Leucojum vernum.

    I agree muscari, there are many species, only resembling M. armenium on close inspection.

    Have a look at M comosum for fluffiness


    sorry about the long link, blame google images

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Yvie and Nut, think you have hit the nail with the snowflake image Wish I'd checked before I wasted time scanning through countless pics of snowdrops on a website image

    They also look like the muscari Nut, thanks for the link image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,405

    Hi Panda

    I've never been to Hyde Hall. It's on my listimage

  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,851

    Definitely the second one is Leucojum vernum. The first is almost certainly Muscari comosum Plumosum.

  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 4,159

    Saw the snowflakes in a NT property last year (can't remember which one) liked it so much that I did a bit of research and put some in last Autumn.  They are coming through nicely at the moment but nowhere near flowering.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,447

    Def snowflakes. Mine are just starting to flower.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
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