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Author Topic: Snowdrop ident please?  (Read 6904 times)

Edgar Wills

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Re: Snowdrop ident please?
« Reply #90 on: March 06, 2018, 08:35:55 PM »
this is without flash or filters -- my smart phone is bad -- in fact it was run over by a car last week -- but still going

Looks really cool, any chance you could get to grow it yourself? I'm no expert, but as a far as I know lady elphinstone indeed has green ovaries.

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Re: Snowdrop ident please?
« Reply #91 on: March 07, 2018, 09:13:56 AM »
Im only aware of Galanthus nivalis flore pleno Lady Elphinstone -- but doesnt that have a green ovary ?

There are one or two other double yellow nivalis snowdrops but it isn't completely certain that these are not 'Lady Elphinstone' rediscovered.  I think you are right that 'Lady Elphinstone' has a green ovary (receptacle) so what you have found may be completely new, not a known cultivar.  However snowdrops that have emerged in the dark, trapped under leaves perhaps, may appear temporarily yellow but will green-up in a week or two when exposed to light. 
Cambridgeshire, UK (not that far from Wandlebury Ring, home of the Wandlebury yellows)

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« Reply #92 on: March 07, 2018, 09:25:00 AM »
Thanks for that info Alan.

I think this drop would have been above soil for several weeks but will go back and look next week.

As a side note -- whats the general way of getting hold of a snowdrop thats growing in a church yard ? Im not aware of who owns them or who to approach -- warden etc

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Re: Snowdrop ident please?
« Reply #93 on: March 07, 2018, 02:46:30 PM »
I have done this a few times by seeking permission form the churchwarden.  I have always explained that I only want to remove a few bulbs and have never yet been refused.
Cambridgeshire, UK (not that far from Wandlebury Ring, home of the Wandlebury yellows)

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Re: Snowdrop ident please?
« Reply #94 on: April 10, 2018, 06:20:00 PM »
Here they are in their full glory,  which specie this could be, it is these that I have had here many years and boguht as specie so no hybrid and no other snowdrops in the surroundings either unitl last season when I planted several species in the same bed.

































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« Reply #95 on: April 10, 2018, 11:39:09 PM »
What you have appears to be a self-seeding colony.  The leaves seem less twisted than I thought, although it is there to a degree.  I still think the yellowing on some drops could be the result of being starved of light some time earlier.  You may need to wait until next year to be sure, one way or the other.     
Cambridgeshire, UK (not that far from Wandlebury Ring, home of the Wandlebury yellows)

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Re: Snowdrop ident please?
« Reply #96 on: April 11, 2018, 07:30:05 AM »
Thank you! Yes I have planted some bulbs once and from that the whole colony have emerged ..:) They have been covered with snow this spring until I removed it, so it is possible that they are lack of light but they have got sunlight for several weeks now and still are yellow and some were yellow last year as well with no cover of snow. These are not as affected as many of my other are, they were fully grown when I removed the snow so they were yellow due to lack of light so now I know that I need to remove the snow from this bed due to early growers.

 

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