Snowdrops are one of the best loved, most popular and widely grown of all bulbous plants. This book celebrates their beauty and magical annual resurrection. This newly updated and expanded edition of this best-selling book introduces the twenty known species and has been updated to cover more than 2,400 named snowdrops. Discover the vast range of shapes, sizes and markings of these beautiful flowers. With information on cultivation and planting, detailed descriptions, informative drawings and interesting anecdotes this will be an invaluable companion for all gardeners, and will inform and delight both the aspiring and seasoned galanthophile. A comprehensive directory of names, descriptions and illustrations of hundreds of beautiful snowdrops. Beautifully illustrated with 86 plus a directory of 2002 colour illustrations. Freda Cox is a writer, established botanical artist and committed galanthophile.