Galanthus ‘Cordelia’


Galanthus 'Cordelia'

Galanthus ‘Cordelia’ I cheated a bit by including this one, because I am only 90% certain this is the correct name, as part of the label (taken on a separate photo) was obscured. But it was so intriguing I wanted to include it. This is a Greatorex double. According to this website, Heyrick Greatorex “used pollen from nivalis flore pleno and crossed it with Galanthus plicatus to produce a range of hybrid doubles. The resulting plants were tall, vigorous and robust and with their large, regular and neat flowers caused something of a sensation.” He named them all after female characters in Shakespeare.

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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