Scientific Name - Galanthus elwesii Hooker
Popular names - snowdrop, snowdrops giant.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from Asia Minor.
Description - bulbous species, 10-20 mm diameter. Leaves 2, oblong, glauca, 1.5 - 1.7 x 7.9 inches anteza period. Spata 2.5-4.0 cm, longer than pedicel. Pedicel 1.8 - 2.2 cm long. 3 tepalele outer 1.5-2.8 mm, 0.8-1.3 mm inner tepalele with a green stain on the top and bottom. 2n = 24.
Tolerance - do not tolerate shade.
Requirements - well-drained soils, sunny exhibitions.
Management - the bulbs are planted in autumn, in septemrbie, and bloom in January and February. The bulbs are planted at 10 cm distance between plants, and about 10 inches deep.
Propagation - by bulbs.
Garden Partners - Leucojum vernum.
Properties and Uses - ornamental species, may be used for rocks.
Curiosity - Galanthus derived from the Greek 'gala' = milk, 'Anthem' = flower.
Galanthus elwesii was discovered in western Turkey, in 1874, by HJ Elwes.
In some Christian calendars on 2 February, is associated with the snowdrop - the day dedicated to Mary purification.
Bush or undergrowth, 30-60 cm. Leaves petiolate, oblong-elliptic, entire, 25-30 x 7-10 cm, spiny-toothed, crenate or sinuous lobate, grooved records and white ribs. Blossom terminal or axillary, pyramidal spike. Flowers Sesi, yellow bractei large to ovata lanceolata. Calyx 8-10 mm. Corola yellow, 3.8-5 cm, corolla tube 3-3.5 cm, upper petal is erect, about 8 mm, biloba, lower petal is tri-lobate
Dianthus sylvestris - perennial species, the stem short and woody. Increase the debris, limestone bedrock, from 0 to 2400 m altitude. Species are cultivated as ornamental for rocarii.
Legousia speculum-veneris - Venus looking-glass
French botanist Legousia is dedicated Legouz name of Garland, founder of the botanical gardens in Digione 1773; speculum-veneris = mirror of Venus because of the corolla form.
Speculum-Veneris Legousia can become invasive of cereal fields.
Ajacis delphinium - annual species, native to southern Europe, cultivated in different forms as ornamental horticulture.
Lilium candidum - lily
Lilium candidum - geofita bulbous, originating in the Mediterranean region, rising to 600-700 m altitude.
The lily is a symbol of purity and chastity, became the symbol of the Virgin Mary and the archangel Gabriel.
Bletilla are easy to grow, to shady borders, where they make a handsome textural combination with ferns.
Hedychium coronarium - white ginger
Herbaceous perennial, 1-1.5 m inaltme, fleshy rhizome. Leaves alternate, decidue, language sessile 28-40 x 4.7 cm, narrow elliptic, apex long-acuminata, the acute glabra on top, the furry bottom steps. Flowering 4.10 x 3.6 cm. Bractei persistent ovat-triangulation, green, 4-7 x 2-4 cm, margins membranous.