James Waddick
Tue, 03 Feb 2004 06:13:59 PST
>  However, I grow Galanthus reginae-olgae in a pot in the greenhouse, 
>because it is likely to be tender outdoors in the ground. Jim Shields

Dear Jim;
	I live in a harsher climate than you and have grown G. 
reginae-olgae in the ground for years where it is one of the more 
reliable species. I think my problem with snowdrops is our droughty 
conditions, but reginae-olgae comes from  summer dry climates and 
holds up very well. It is certainly hardy enough.
	I am more fond of fall blooming 'spring bulbs' because they 
appear when there is not so much going on. In spring lots of bulbs 
vie for attention, but in fall reginae-olgae is THE STAR of the 
snowdrop world (as it were).
	There is spring blooming (var vernalis) form of this species, 
but to me what's the point unless you are obsessed with snowdrops. It 
could happen, but not in my climate.
	Best	Jim W.
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