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Do you recognise all the differences?

 

Nowadays there are more than 1500 sorts of snowdrops - we visited snowdrop gardens with about 350  or 250 sorts. I could name some of them, for example "Galanthus nivalis "Penelope Ann" (top right) or "Galanthus Primrose Warburg" (pic in the centre). I own a special German book where the most famous, beautiful  snowdrops are depicted. Popular are the snowdrop names of female characters in Shakespeare's plays like Cordelia, Ophelia, Titania or Hippolyta.

 

This week I'll show some blooms and leaves I saw during my garden tour through Nederland and England.

Do you recognise all the differences?

 

Nowadays there are more than 1500 sorts of snowdrops - we visited snowdrop gardens with about 350  or 250 sorts. I could name some of them, for example "Galanthus nivalis "Penelope Ann" (top right) or "Galanthus Primrose Warburg" (pic in the centre). I own a special German book where the most famous, beautiful  snowdrops are depicted. Popular are the snowdrop names of female characters in Shakespeare's plays like Cordelia, Ophelia, Titania or Hippolyta.

 

This week I'll show some blooms and leaves I saw during my garden tour through Nederland and England.

comments (10)

What lovely names these have!
Philine: Oh yes, perhaps also Elizabeth? Many thanks, Elizabeth!
OMG, 1500??? That sounds so unbelievable, Philine. Amazing. But of course, they say the Inuits have 50 different words for snow, so I guess that's a start. HA!
Philine: And more sorts will be coming - but the snowdrop has to be white, purely white IMHO. Heel bedankt, Ginnie!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Feb 2020, 06:37
There are many snowdrop varieties, and all are delightful Philine
Philine: Oh yes, I love them all. Many thanks, Chris!
I think we had some like the top left ones at one time.
Philine: I have to look also in our garden if there are differences. I love the simple snowdrops, too. Many thanks, Bill!
Il y en a peu par chez nous alors pour moi ils se ressemblent tous ..merci pour les explications
Philine: Is se ressemblent tous certainement, merci bien, Claudine!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 24 Feb 2020, 08:20
Oh, Philine - how you love your Snowdrops!
Philine: Yes, I vove them all, many thanks, Lisl! Sorry, I now understand your mural today.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Feb 2020, 08:32
I noticed that the bloom shapes on the same plant can vary. So even if there are different varieties of snowdrops, I wonder if I will ever be able to distinguish them.
Philine: I have also problems to distinguish all the snowdrops/sneeuwklokjes. The leaves, the bloom shapes, the petals and their markings and even the size can vary. Heel bedankt, Louis!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 24 Feb 2020, 08:46
I cannot imagine so many varieties of snowdrop, and you knowledge is very impressive.
Philine: Often there are labels in the gardens to name the snowdrops or Schneeglöckchen. I am sure that in your old garden are different sorts of wild snowdrops. Many thanks, Chad!
What a lovely selection, some of our Snowdrops are still in bloom, I have no idea what sort yhey are.
Philine: Probably Galanthus nivalis- the normal sort in our gardens or on our meadows. Many thanks, Brian!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Feb 2020, 17:13
I never realised that there were so many different varieties. I especially like this int he top left with a touch of green on the petals near their base.
Philine: I especially love the normal snowdrop Galanthus nivalis, now they are ending their bloom, and the snowflakes are coming as I could experience today. Many thanks, Alan!

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