Galanthus woronowii is world’s most expensive snowdrop

The Royal Horticultural Society has revealed the Galanthus woronowii “Elizabeth Harrison” to be the world’s most expensive snowdrop after plant and seed company Thompson & Morgan beat over 30 bidders, buying the plant for £725. The plant has now overtaken the Galanthus “Green Tear”, which was £360, as the most expensive in the world.
Thompson & Morgan, who sold over a million snowdrops in 2011, is now planning to add the record plant to its snowdrop selection. The company is planning to speed up propagation of the plant by investing in micropropagation.
According to the RHS, it may still be several years before Galanthus woronowii “Elizabeth Harrison” is available to the public.
The plant, which is golden with a yellow ovary and has yellow markings on the petals, is named after the owner of a Scottish garden where the snowdrop plant first appeared.