AW: [pbs] Galanthus 'Atkinsii'

Hans und Babs Joschko
Sun, 20 Mar 2005 01:50:57 PST
Hi Snowdrop fans,
Here is a voice from Germany to this point .
I have looked in this morning to my Gal. "Atkinsii"- I have to pulks of
these plants :
One from Potterton & Martin - here are the flowers sometime deformed ,
One other from R. Mackenzie ( Snowdrop Company ) - here are the flowers well
formed .
Many greetings from Southwest Germany

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Auftrag von Jane McGary
Gesendet: Sonntag, 20. Marz 2005 02:34
An: Pacific Bulb Society
Betreff: Re: [pbs] Galanthus 'Atkinsii'

Some years ago I purchased a snowdrop as Galanthus 'Atkinsii' from, I
believe, Potterton & Martin. It has increased very well in the garden and
is always in flower by New Year's Day. It has never produced any of the
deformed flowers described by John Grimshaw.

Nevertheless, am I incorrect in offering this plant, as I do some years, as
'Atkinsii'? John's note suggested that almost no plants under that name are
'Atkinsii' but are instead what is now called 'James Backhouse'.

This clone is quite desirable here in the Pacific Northwest for its vigor,
large size, and early flowering. However, I don't want Galanthophiles
jumping all over me now for offering it under the wrong name.

Jane McGary
Northwest Oregon, USA

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