Galanthomania in the US

Peter Taggart
Sun, 04 Mar 2012 15:11:01 PST
The pink snowdrop was featured in the Alpine Garden Society journal a few
years ago. I distinctly remember a picture of a snowdrop with a faint blush
tint.  However I don't propose to leaf through the past decade of volumes
to find the page reference tonight. I had supposed that someone was either
waiting to release it or trying to breed with it or else that it had died,-
and that is why I have not heard anything since.

I believe that Galanthus (plicatus subspecies) byzantinus is not the same
thing as Galanthus nivalis.
Your link to G Schorbuser Irrlicht does not look at all like a nivalis but
perhaps yellow nivalis is in it's breeding?

Peter (UK)

On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 10:04 PM, Mark McDonough <>wrote:

> It seems remarkably curious, in the verdant and niveous world of
> snowdrops, that with such a momentous color break as pink, virtually no
> information can be found about this putative pink, and no photos?
> Equally curious is that on SRGC, with 23855 posts on Galanthus as of
> today when I compose this message, where Galanthomania is a fervant
> obsession, only one mention of the mystery pink snowdrop (in the link I
> provided above).  I'd like to see a photo of it, who can show us a photo
> of pink snowdrops?
> Galanthus nivalis byzanthinus 'Schorbuser Irrlicht"
>  <><>

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