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Jim McKenney
Mon, 02 Feb 2009 06:09:17 PST
Judy, I've had a similar experience with Galanthus reginae-olgae here in
Maryland, USA. Many years ago my first acquisition of this snowdrop did the
same thing - although it did not last long enough to form a big clump for

On the other hand my friend Alice, who gardens in nearby Arlington, Virginia
has been so successful with it that she was able to provide several pots for
our EWSW09 plant sale. Since I was running the plant sale, I had to jump
through some ethical hoops to ensure that at least one of those pots came
home with me. 

So, if you're willing to be patient, I can send you one sometime in the

Alice's plants came from Jane McGary - perhaps Jane will have it again. 

Although Alice is only about fifteen miles south of me, she is able to grow
an impressively wide array of Arum in the open garden, something which is
not possible here. I mention this because Galanthus reginae-olgae is a
winter grower: the foliage emerges in the autumn and thus has to deal with
whatever the winter brings. It's in full leaf now. 

Also, as I learned from sad experience a few years ago, this is not a
snowdrop which can be dried too much during the summer. So if it's being
grown in a pot, don't give it the baking treatment.

Perhaps Jane, who grows it successfully, will chime in. 

I would like to hear also from other growers in NE North America.  

Jim McKenney 


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