Spring flowering in Kansas City - Galanthus / Leucojum

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 11:21:21 PST
Jim McK wrote;

>Galanthus elwesii is right at home here, but another widely marketed 
>snowdrop, Galanthus woronowii, is not. I've had it in my garden for 
>many years and it does not bloom for me. Yet the plants look fine. 
>On the other hand a friend who gardens about a mile away gets good 
>results with this one. The green (not glaucous) foliage of this one 
>is handsome, but the bloom to stem ratio is a disappointment.

	I do grow G. woronowii -or at least plants with that name. It 
does just fine, multiplies and blooms, but as you say the flower to 
foliage ratio is disappointing.

	I meant to add Leucojum vernus carpaticum. This crazy thing 
comes up with its yellow & white flowers first and after barely an 
inch above ground, the flowers open fully and hang. Self sown 
seedlings have spread the original clump out a couple feet and it 
obviously comes true from seed.

	And I am thrilled to see the double flowered 'Gertrude 
Wister' has multiplied well and buds are showing already.

	A few days of mild weather are in the forecast and the ground 
is "writhing" with bulbs, buds and shoots.

		Spring ?			Best		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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