Friday, March 12, 2010
Snowdrops? No, Snowflakes!
For many years I called these Snowdrops (Galanthus spp.), which I believe they were labeled when I bought them. But through the wonder of blogging, I have learned that they are actually Snowflakes (Leucojum aestivum)! The difference? Snowdrops have three tepals, Snowflakes have six with green dots on the tips. Regardless of what you call them, I love them. They do very well here is spite of the fact they are listed as cold season bulbs (they do come from Mediteranian climites though, which is what we have here). I planted these many years ago and then just forgot about them and they put on a spectacular show every year when little else is blooming yet. I just need to remember to plant some of them in my SJG Moonlight Garden this fall!