Galanthus hardiness

Jacek Zwoliński
Mon, 30 Apr 2012 14:26:08 PDT
My experience with general bulb commerce in Europe is the following: galanthus bulbs survive drying, though injured while leucojum vernum do not survive. Purchase directly from the nursery that grows the bulbs may shotren the dry period and thus help the bulbs to survive.

I have no experience in pots, though I would think it is very risky.

Jacek, Poland

Dnia 30-04-2012 o godz. 22:15 Rodger Whitlock napisał(a):
> On 29 Apr 2012, at 10:03, Linda Foulis wrote:
> > What is the hardiest Galanthus and to what zone?
> > 
> > I had put in Galanthus nivalis last fall however it appears they did not
> > survive, even though we had an extremely mild winter.  Could they be grown
> > in a pot that was over-wintered in a cold garage?
> If cold means "but never below freezing", you might have success. In my
> experience, even here in Victoria, bulbs in pots are far more prone to 
> being
> killed by freezing than the same bulbs planted out.
> Mark Brown pointed out two important points: the provenance of the 
> bulbs; and
> their condition when received. I cannot add to what he said on these 
> points,
> other than to say that if you receive galanthus bulbs that are dried and
> flabby, soak them in water until they firm up. Be sure to change the water
> daily so they don't rot.
> The same is true, in spades, of Leucojum vernum.
> --
> Rodger Whitlock
> Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
> Z. 7-8, cool Mediterranean climate
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