Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Galanthus elwesii

I'm not sure where they originally came from, but I have a couple of nice clumps of G. elwesii that are reliably in bloom this time of the year.
In warmer climes they bloom in late winter, but they have the good sense to wait a month or two in the Great White North and give us a wonderful show just when we need to see some signs of life in the garden.

2 comments:

CallieK said...

Are these known as snow drops? My mom has some blooming right now and this is the earliest she's ever seen them- the earliest date she's seen them previously was Feb 25 so they are way ahead of schedule.

Barry Parker said...

Hi CallieK,

Yes, these are Snowdrops. This morning I find that they have been knocked down by last nights frigid temperatures. However I've noticed in the past that they bounce back as soon as the weather improves.