Galanthus peshmenii hardiness

Jim McKenney
Tue, 24 Jul 2007 13:36:18 PDT
I can't answer John Lonsdale's query about the hardiness of Galanthus

However, I'll give in to temptation and make some comments about the
hardiness of Galanthus reginae-olgae. Although I know of several growers
here in the greater Washington, D.C. area who have successfully established
this species as a garden plant in recent years, I grow my current accessions
in a cold frame. Several acquisitions of this species in the mid '80s proved
to be impermanent outside. Impermanent as in "did not survive the winter".
When my current stocks bulk up, I'll try some in the garden - but keep some
reserved for cold frame culture. 

I also grow Hyacinthoides vincentina (aka Scilla vincentina and a few other
combinations). This, too, for now is in a cold frame, so I'll be as
interested as John in any comments about its hardiness. 

Jim McKenney

Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where we'll soon be cactus
country if we don't get some rain. 

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