Galanthus reginae-olgae, was New Jersey Weather
Mon, 02 Feb 2009 16:39:09 PST
On 2 Feb 2009, at 10:46, Jane McGary wrote:

> [Galanthus reginae-olgae] increases fairly well but doesn't seem to set
> viable seed, perhaps because I have only one clone. 

I have two forms of this, both grown from exchange seed. One has flowers 
accurately described by the Farrerean epithet "squinny": rather narrow petals 
with little substance to them, more nearly the ghost of a plant than a plant of 

However, the other form has nice dumpy flowers of good substance, and is a 
welcome site in late fall.

Locally, there is a rather large snowdrop grown that usually flowers in early 
December regular as clockwork, later than my G. r-o forms but earlier than all 
the rest. It appears to have been passed from hand to hand in a single small 
neighborhood, though it occurs spottily elsewhere. I have some specimens of 
what appears to be the same form. Can anyone suggest the proper name of this 

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate
on beautiful Vancouver Island…

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