Galanthus x allenii
Archive entry 19.02.12
Archive entry 21.02.16
20th February 2009
A vigorous hybrid found in the wild (probably) and named in 1891. The parentage is still a matter for conjecture.
It has been most notable over many years for the strong scent of almonds produced by the flowers.
19th February 2011
It has been growing well in a pot for a few years now, and I have seen others growing it outside,
so I have planted a couple of bulbs out (and I have kept a few inside, because I would hate to lose it).
The outer segments reflex distinctively in the warmth of the greenhouse but I doubt
I will see it happen outside.
12th February 2012