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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2017, 08:16:56 PM »
You might be right, Brian. I think also the colour might be more intense in full natural light, rather than under glass. Maybe something to do with the UV.
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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2017, 08:31:36 PM »
You might be right, Brian. I think also the colour might be more intense in full natural light, rather than under glass. Maybe something to do with the UV.

I think that is true for quite a few of them Anne, my 'Gold Sovereign' is a much better colour this year, a real delight now it has settled in :D
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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2017, 08:34:19 PM »
I imagine the increased intensity referred to, was an intense yellow, as opposed to green, particularly after two to four years. Having collected yellows for over 20 years, I have only experienced the 'settling' phenomenon with one snowdrop and certainly not, for example, with any of the Dryad Gold series: all of mine have been bright yellow from the first year. Perhaps this indicates the importance, for inexperienced growers, of sourcing from a supplier that provides adequate warnings if 'settling' is a known issue.

All this,of course, depends on the plant appearing at all!



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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2017, 08:59:36 PM »
"settling" is one thing I would not get hung up about  personally - because it seems to very common in galanthus  -for me  robustness is much more important. Any number of flowers it seems, especially snowdrops, for sure , seem to take ages  to settle into a particular shape or colour and it is my belief that chipping can sometimes  contribute to the  uncertainty. 'Drops do seem to be particularly prone to this - perhaps because a "new"  one is so eagelry leapt upon and chipped  st speed , perhaps before the  reliability of the  new feature  had been established!  Cynical, me? Surely not!
Anyhow,  that's why I'm more interested in a plant which proves itself quite fast to be able to establish and multiply itself rather than just be different. Anyone's head may be turned by a pretty face, of course!

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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2017, 09:28:31 PM »
Whilst we are giving hints on growing yellow snowdrops, many prefer acidic soils and this can be enhanced by using things like pine needles to mulch them - much like Trilliums.
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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2017, 09:47:07 PM »
Might be an idea for me to try one  under a  little pine then -worth a try.  Thanks Brian.
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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2017, 09:56:46 PM »
I have extracted those which I know to be in the Sandersii group, these are:

ex Blackthorn
Chatton
Doddington
Feodora
Flavascens
Golden Boy
Grakes Gold
Grakes Yellow
ex Howick
Howick Yellow
Janet Apsland
ex Lowick
lutescens
Netherhall Yellow
Norfolk Blonde
Ray Cobb
Ruby’s Gold
Rumenoglavi
sandersii
Savill Gold
Spetchley Yellow
Windesheim
Windsor Yellow
Woodpeckers
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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2017, 09:58:09 PM »
... and those in the GRYM group ie Green Receptacle Yellow Mark that I know for certain:
Anita
Blonde Inge 
Chameleon
Das Gelbe vom Ei
Golden Chalice
Ilse Bilse
Lady Elphinstone 
Robert Wijnen
Schorbuser Irrlicht
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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #38 on: January 25, 2017, 10:02:34 PM »
For want of a better description those that are tinted in some way:
Anglesey Orange Tip
Anglesey Aurora
Chadwick’s Cream
Crème Anglaise
Joy Cozens
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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #39 on: January 25, 2017, 10:06:00 PM »
Mention was made once of Anglesey Spiky, said to be golden..... ???
I am told that this is not the case so I have removed it from the list.
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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2017, 07:14:37 AM »
´Feodora´belongs to the Sandersii group, too, I think.

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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #41 on: January 26, 2017, 08:32:14 AM »
You might like to add Moonlight to the list, shown in my talks at Shaftesbury and Colesbourne.
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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2017, 09:44:36 AM »
Thanks Mariette and Steve have changed the lists accordingly.  Amy further details on 'Moonlight' Steve, or photos to add?
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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #43 on: January 26, 2017, 09:49:10 AM »
Might be an idea for me to try one  under a  little pine then -worth a try.  Thanks Brian.

Well it's 'Horses for courses' Maggi, I would have thought that your garden would be fine for them as you grow rhododendrons I believe  ;) and, of course Ian applies loads of mulch.  It may repay you to use a little pine-must as a surface dressing to pots.  Here of course it is an entirely different matter as the climate and soil are totally different, the blue meconopsis have to be a labour of love, especially in the summer when we are so dry...if they only grew like they do in Scotland...
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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #44 on: January 26, 2017, 10:35:25 AM »
Whilst we are giving hints on growing yellow snowdrops, many prefer acidic soils and this can be enhanced by using things like pine needles to mulch them - much like Trilliums.

On the other hand, the ones that come from the Wandlebury Ring area, which are 'Wendy's Gold', 'Bill Clark', 'Madeleine' and (of course) 'Wandlebury Ring' might reasonably be supposed to prefer the chalky soil of their native habitat.
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