pbs] Galanthus nivallis

Brian Whyer brian.whyer@btinternet.com
Tue, 31 Jan 2012 07:16:53 PST
According to my copy of "The Bulbous Plants of Turkey" by Mathew and Baytop, there are 7 species of Galanthus in the country. Habitat "usually occurring in light woodland or scrub". Some will get pretty warm in summer in I would have thought so it is not a lost cause, but G. nivalis only gets a passing mention as the ssp. reginae-olgae, so you will need to avoid the cheap ones unfortunately.
Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8ish (~zero C at present)

>From: Harold Koopowitz <hkoopowi@uci.edu>
>To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> 
>Sent: Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 14:06
>Subject: Re: [pbs] pbs] Galanthus nivallis
>And I am still looking for a Galanthus that will grow in Southern California.
>At 09:46 PM 1/30/2012, you wrote:
>>The late Wayne Roderick once showed me a garden in Orinda, CA, where
>>Galanthus elwesii was thoroughly naturalised and even 'escaping' to the
>>roadside. As I recall, Orinda is on the very edge of the fog belt.
>>I think that G. elwesii, with its origins in Mediterranean conditions, would
>>be a better bet in the Bay Area than G. nivalis from central Europe.
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>> >> Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:01:08 -0800
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