Grimsaw's reply to Galanthus ??

James Waddick
Tue, 08 Mar 2005 12:56:07 PST
Dear John;
	Without a plant in hand, but notes and memory (always 
questionable) I am very intrigued by your reply. The plants in 
questions have been in this garden for at least 20 years and maybe 40 
or 50. They are very distinct and their large size and grey foliage 
seems an easy id. I was fairly certain they had to be G. elwesii as 
much from illustrations as from a later review of books.

	It seems to fit your description of 'really big' G. gracile.
I checked out descriptions  of 'Dorothy Lucking' ('Cassaba'), but 
could not find 'Daglingworth', Nor 'Colesbourne', but 'Carolyn Elwes' 
has yellow markings. It doesn't really seem to fit well anywhere.

	I did not notice flaring segments, but I hope to get back to 
the garden and perhaps dig a few bulbs from the 92 year old gardener. 
Unfortunately it is difficult to get info on this plant except by 

	Thanks and stay tuned.		Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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