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Galanthus ’Dionysus’

Galanthus ’Dionysus’ – dub­bel­blom­man­de snö­drop­pe, en av de så kal­la­de »Greatorex Doubles«, 3 st./65:-

Så här skri­ver Naomi Slade om »Greatorex Doubles« i The Plant Lover’s Guide to Snowdrops:

Galanthus niva­lis f. ple­ni­flo­rus ’Flore Pleno’ does not pro­du­ce seeds, but its ant­hers do pro­du­ce fer­ti­le pol­len, which was used by Heyrick A. Greatorex in the mid-20th cen­tu­ry to pro­du­ce the first hybrid doub­le snowdrops. He crossed ’Flore Pleno’ (the only doub­le snowdrop then widely avai­lab­le) with G. pli­ca­tus to pro­du­ce an exci­ting plet­ho­ra of offspring, which he gave eit­her clas­si­cal names, such as Dionysus and Poseidon, or names of fema­le cha­rac­ters in Shakespeare’s plays, such as Cordelia, Desdemona, and Ophelia.

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