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Cariad

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Galanthus ID
« on: March 14, 2024, 03:03:42 PM »
Hello

Can anyone help with the ID of this variety? It is from the scharlockii group and has flowers similar in size to Selina Cords. flowering period is from Mid Feb. As you can see from the pic there are two clear green marks on the outer and a solid green mark on the inner segments. The usual story - label is missing in action. I know this is a long shot any pointers welcome.
warning: this is the first time I have tried to attach pics - so here goes!!!

Stefan B.

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Re: Galanthus ID
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2024, 06:39:22 AM »
Cariad, Galanthus 'Fieldgate Forte' looks like yours, good luck!

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Re: Galanthus ID
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2024, 01:37:14 PM »
Cariad, Galanthus 'Fieldgate Forte' looks like yours, good luck!

I agree, the flower looks very similar.  But I don't think 'Fieldgate Forte' is a Scharlockii (perhaps that was implied in your comment).
Almost in Scotland.

Cariad

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Re: Galanthus ID
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2024, 02:47:38 PM »
Thanks Stefan and Alan. I agree it looks very much like Fieldgate Forte. However there are the tell tale signs of the scharlockii "donkeys ears" (which aren't clear in the pic) which suggest different parentage.

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Re: Galanthus ID
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2024, 04:27:58 PM »
I think the enlarged spathes of ´Fielgate Forte´remind of scharlockii, though it´s no G. nivalis of that group. As far as I know the "donkey ears" are inherited from ´Modern Art´, which is no G. nivalis.

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Re: Galanthus ID
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2024, 06:09:49 PM »
Galanthus 'Hulky Star' is a scharlockii but it's hard to tell if they are identical to yours, Cariad. It is very difficult to find a "needle in a haystack" :)
My advice to you is to ask the person you got this snowdrop from or the merchant you bought it from, it will be easiest that way. Of course, if that's possible.

Cariad

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Re: Galanthus ID
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2024, 01:51:04 PM »
Thank you all for the helpful ideas .

 


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