Galanthus nivallis

John C. MacGregor
Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:22:31 PST
On Jan 30, 2012, at 3:02 PM, Chad Schroter wrote:
> I am pretty sure it's Mountain View California - Zone 9b. I have  
> lived in the 'bay area' for all my life and have yet to see a  
> single Galanthus...
> Chad

  I garden in the Pasadena, CA area.  I have purchased galanthus  
bulbs several times over the years. They will bloom the first year,  
but they don't have enough chilling in winter to come back the next  
year.  If you love them, it may be worth it to treat them as annuals  
and replace every year.  Many warm-area Californians have settled for  
summer snowflakes--Leucojum aestivum.

John C. MacGregor IV
South Pasadena, CA, USA
USDA Zone 9
Sunset Zones 21/23

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