‘Bill Clark’ is a yellow G. plicatus with excellent qualities. It has a somewhat smaller inner mark than its parent ‘Wendy’s Gold’.
Bill Clark, the warden of the Wandlebury ring site where a clump of ‘Wendy’s Gold’ grew, allowed Joe Sharman, a well-known galanthophile, to collect the clump. Joe Sharman kept one bulb, Bill Clark another, the Cambridge University Botanic Garden one and the remainder of the clump was sold to Dutch bulb company Geest for propagation. Unfortunately Geest lost the entire stock to Botrytis. Fortunately, the others continued to be grown, and eventually made it into the hands of many happy galanthophiles.
‘Bill Clark’ is a seedling of ‘Wendy’s Gold’ (1), from the garden of the famous warden himself.
G. plicatus ‘Bill Clark’ in the nursery garden of Cathy Portier in Brugge.
- Simon Garbutt. Joe Sharman’s snowdrop breeding. Daffodil, snowdrop and tulip yearbook 2017; pages 44-47