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Galanthus reginae-olgae 'Cambridge'



7th October 2017


A form collected in Corfu some time in the 1960's and given to Cambridge Botanic Garden who listed it for some time as G. corcyrensis. Kath Dryden distributed it and eventually it was recognised as a particularly vigorous clone of G. reginae-olgae and named.
It was the first selection of the species to be named because of its vigour and it demonstrated that the species wasn't entirely miffy. I have wanted to grow it for several years but have only just managed to obtain it.

References:

  • Bishop, M., A.Davis and J.Grimshaw. Snowdrops, A monograph on cultivated Galanthus. Griffin Press Publishing ltd. 2001 (reprinted 2006).
  • Davis, A.P. The Genus Galanthus.The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew/Timber Press.1999
  • Stern, F.C. Snowdrops and Snowflakes. The Royal Horticultural Society.1956.