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Snowdrop ?


Hi Everyone,

Could someone identify this Snowdrop for me, i bought last year as `bulbs in the green` and i am not sure what variety they are !




Is it 'Flore Pleno'?

23 Feb, 2009


It looks like flore pleno to me too but i'm not an expert.

23 Feb, 2009


Snowdrops in the 'green' are usually Galanthus nivalis. This is a 'double' flower so Rydeboyz and Seaburngirl are correct to add 'Flore Pleno' to the name making the full name:
Galanthus nivalis 'Flore Pleno'.
That is a very nice form you have, Peedee.

23 Feb, 2009


Thanks everone, i think your are right, it looks like FLORE PLENO,


23 Feb, 2009


I think it is hideous!

23 Feb, 2009


owdboggy.!!............its beautiful................

23 Feb, 2009


beauty in the eye of the beholder and the doting mum of her newborn child. still think mine looked like a beautiful gibbon!

though i do tend to prefer single flowers, better for the pollinators. but i do like this snowdrop.

23 Feb, 2009


Owdboggy! I can't believe that you don't like snowdrops - or is it just from this angle? LOL.

23 Feb, 2009


Owdboggy obviously prefers the simple beauty of the typical Snowdrop. Any mutation can seem like gilding the Lily. .I admire variety but at heart prefer the original just because it is as Nature intended.

23 Feb, 2009


Owdbody, you are obviously not a Galanthophile. In some quarters such a statement would get you hung, drawn and quartered! And you are entitled to your opinion.

24 Feb, 2009


Before you say I am not fond of Snowdrops I feel I should mention that we have a Snowdrop wood with probably about 10,000 Galanthus nivalis in it. We also have Gg. elwessi, woronowii, Brenda Troyle, imperialis Ginn's form to mention but a few. I just do not like the double forms.

24 Feb, 2009


Well answered, Owdbody. That sounds like a nice collection. We are not heavily into the wee white darlings but have to admit to a small collection.

24 Feb, 2009

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