growing galanthus and fritillaria

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John

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Re: growing galanthus and fritillaria
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2012, 10:34:36 AM »
Sorry I didn't reply quickly. I do have an image which I will try to post. It isn't very exiting though but I feel it might have hybrid vigour and grow better outdoors, at least for us here in the UK. Not tried yet though.
John
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John

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Re: growing galanthus and fritillaria
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2012, 11:40:03 AM »
Here's clone A. With Athyrium niponicum 'Wildwood twist'
John
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HansA

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Re: growing galanthus and fritillaria
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2012, 12:48:41 PM »
Thanks a lot John, it is a beauty!!
Could you also post a picture of the leaves, please - I am curious to see how much/ if something of reginae - olgae is visible in the leaves? Did you use reginae - olgae as podparent?
I am thinking about crossing a green tipped reginae - olgae with a green tipped monostictus - perhaps will get a green tipped cross?
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John

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Re: growing galanthus and fritillaria
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2012, 06:05:55 PM »
Me too. The parent was G. elwesii. I may have to take a pic of the leaves again to post a pic.
John
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HansA

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Re: growing galanthus and fritillaria
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2012, 08:55:33 AM »
Thanks John - I wish you good luck with the cross!

Actually four Galanthus species are in flower - three of them are on this picture - G. elwesii monostictus (front), G. cilicicus (middle) and G. reginae-olgae (back).
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John

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Re: growing galanthus and fritillaria
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2012, 12:15:46 PM »
And quite a boldly marked Cyclamen rohlfsianum too.
John
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Re: growing galanthus and fritillaria
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2012, 12:22:45 PM »
Here's a cross between Galanthus peshmenii and G. reginae-olgae, clone D. Which I have to say isn't all that exciting!
John
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HansA

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Re: growing galanthus and fritillaria
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2012, 12:35:35 AM »
Nice Galanthus, John! Being an hybrid is it more vigorous than the two species?
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HansA

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Re: growing galanthus and fritillaria
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2012, 09:39:19 PM »
Two nice ones flowering today - Galanthus reginae-olgae and G. elwesii monostictus.
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John

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Re: growing galanthus and fritillaria
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2013, 11:58:00 AM »
Hans, again I have only just seen this posting. The G. peshmenii cross isn't so far more vigorous than either parent.
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John
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Hilary

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Re: growing galanthus and fritillaria
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2018, 08:25:28 AM »
I see that Galanthus reginae-olgae has already been discussed on this Forum. I wrote out the following to persuade my friend that they were Snowdrops which we saw and not something else.
 
Galanthus reginae- olgae.      AUTUMN SNOWDROP
Seen growing in the Castor River Gorge, Kastori ,Lakonia

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“Leaves….. usually appearing after the flowers
Flowers white, the inner tepals green, heart-shaped mark at the notched end.
Woodland and rocky places. Oct-Dec. Sicily, SW Yugoslavia and  W Greece. Very similar in appearance to the common Snowdrop ….save for its autumn- flowering habit. The flowers are sweetly scented “

I have quoted from the book of Marjorie Blamey and Christopher Grey- Wilson  WILD FLOWERS of the MEDITERRANEAN  as several of my friends were confused, as I was, about Snowdrops in autumn

When I saw that there were so many Snowdrops I allowed myself to pick one for photographic purposes. It was either that or lie in the mud
Here are some close ups which show the heart- shaped mark clearly.

Now some information about the name
Galanthus= with milky- white flowers
This plant was first described in 1876  by Theodoros Orphanides who named it Galanthus reginae-olgae meaning of Queen Olga who was then Queen of Greece.
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