"Bermudian snowdrop" <> Lodden Lily

JohnCrellin Lodden Lily">john@crellin.org.uk
Sun, 10 Apr 2005 03:14:14 PDT
I am intending to photograph L. aestivum subsp. aestivum next week - Dinton
Pastures has been recommended to me.

On this subject does anyone have information on the distinguishing features
of Gravetye Giant ?

John Crellin

Reply / forward from John Crellin

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Whyer [mailto:brian.whyer@btinternet.com] 
Sent: 09 April 2005 12:12
To: 'Pacific Bulb Society'
Subject: RE: [pbs] "Bermudian snowdrop"


I find that a strange suggestion. Leucojum aestivum normally has the trivial
name Loddon Lily in the UK, named after a tributary of the Thames about 15
miles from my home, alongside which it grows "wild". If she uses the latter
name in the book you can rule out the snowdrop name presumably. I will see
Avon bulbs at the RHS/AGS show in London on Tuesday and will consult them,
if I remember. Thinking about it, I have never seen them in the wild and may
go and try a few habitat photos for the wiki.

Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8

> Great suggestion, Brian.
> I took your advice, and the staff at East Lambrook Manor Gardens came
> with the suggestion that the "Bermudian snowdrop" is probably Leucojum 
> aestivum.
> Jim McKenney
> jimmckenney@starpower.net
> Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where Leucojum aestivum
> blooming here now.

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