Hyacinthus orientalis 'Borah'

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com
Sun, 04 Nov 2007 11:47:26 PST
Mark Brown made some very interesting comments about Hyacinthus orientalis. 

Thanks for the information, Mark. I'm glad to hear the 'Borah' has not
disappeared from cultivation. I have not seen it offered in the US for

Your Hyacinthus orientalis 'Sneeuwwitje' sounds very nice. The name is
Dutch, isn't it? Doesn't it mean 'Snow White' as in Snow White and the Seven
Dwarfs?. How does this 'Sneeuwwitje' differ from the plant known as
Hyacinthus orientalis albulus? 

The plant you mention from the Correvon Nursery intrigues me. I checked
Henri Correvon's Rock Gardens and Alpine Plants from 1930 but did not find
such a plant listed in the index. It sounds like an interesting souvenir of
those days, and I hope you are able to get it into the hands of a reliable

Yes, please let us know the results of your friend's search in Holland. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where Crocus serotinus
salzmannii and C. pulchellus 'Inspiration' have joined the party. 

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