pbs] Galanthus for warm climates

Harold Koopowitz hkoopowi@uci.edu
Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:26:52 PST
Thank you:
Now where can I find them in the USA?

At 08:05 AM 1/31/2012, you wrote:
>Galanthus elwesii is not a rare plant. I would 
>avoid the var.monostictus variants though.They 
>seem to be higher altitude more cold adapted plants.
>The type species grows well in the mediterranean.
>Other species that you could try if you can find them:
>GG.gracilis, fosteri, cilicicus, peshmenii. They 
>are all southern european to middle-eastern species.
>I would recommend the same culture as for Iris 
>unguicularis but with slightly richer humusy soil.
>G. peshmenii and G. cilicicus are barely hardy here!
>There are selected forms these days too.
>I have just heard of an autumn flowering ssp of G. fosteri this spring...
>A good form of G. fosteri is a great treasure! It seeds well too.
>I could save the seed but it would not be true!
>1924 route de la mer
>76119 Sainte Marguerite-sur-mer,
>"Message du 31/01/12 16:17
> > De : "Brian Whyer"
> > A : "Pacific Bulb Society"
> > Copie à :
> > Objet : Re: [pbs] pbs] Galanthus nivallis
> >
> > 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.
> > Â
> > Brian Whyer"
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