Galanthus 'Atkinsii'

Jane McGary
Sat, 19 Mar 2005 17:33:54 PST
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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