Caucasian snowdrop seeds

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:22:32 PST
Dear Jane,
I too have written to Alex Ponce, asking the same question.
Galanthus caucasicus is now Galanthus elwesii var. monostictus.
The north eastern populations of G. alpinus are now considered to be G. koenenianus.
This solves the riddle for me when visiting this population a few years ago.

> Message du 21/02/14 21:02
> De : "Jane McGary" 
> A : "Pacific Bulb Society" 
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> Objet : Re: [pbs] Caucasian snowdrop seeds
> I have written to Alex Ponce about his search for "Caucasian 
> snowdrop" seeds, with the bad news that Galanthus seeds are not 
> generally sold because of their short viability. I also mentioned 
> that if what he is seeking is Galanthus caucasicus, its name has been 
> changed to Galanthus alpinus.
> A huge pot of Galanthus alpinus was displayed at our NARGS meeting 
> this Tuesday. Norm Kalbfleisch and Neil Matteucci rescued it from a 
> nearby garden where it had grown for decades. I was also given this 
> plant from an old Portland garden years ago. It is a large, vigorous 
> plant with broad, glaucous leaves. It seems to love the Pacific 
> Northwest. It probably got here among the thousands of wild-collected 
> snowdrop bulbs that were sold through Dutch bulb catalogs years ago. 
> (We will now hear from cynical correspondents who will tell us that 
> wild-collected snowdrops still enter gardens, though circuitously.)
> If you want to grow Galanthus from seed you need to get the seed just 
> as it matures (the capsules turn yellowish before they open) and 
> plant it right away.
> Jane McGary
> Portland, Oregon, USA
> At 08:13 AM 2/21/2014, you wrote:
> >If someone can help Alexander find Caucasian snowdrop seeds please
> >contact him directly at his personal email.
> >He has already searched our Sources page on the wiki.
> >
> >Begin forwarded message:
> >
> > > From: Alexander Ponce 
> >
> > > Hi, do you have any idea, Where could I buy Caucasian snowdrop
> > > seeds? I have been looking around but no one seems to have any.
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