At 12:19 5/08/03 +0000, you wrote: >Dear all: > There are two forms of Leucojum autumnale, one that flowers >"naked", before foliage (var. oporanthum), and the other with foliage and >flowers at the same time (var. pulchellum), so both Paul and Mark are right. Alberto, Thanks for that. Very glad to know that. I read the comment about "year around watering" meaning that it is never dormant...... mine are in pots or the ground and get year around watering and they most definitely DO go dormant <Grin>. Interesting to know that there is this variance. Are these natural varieties or were they separated within cultivated plants? Cheers. Paul Tyerman Canberra, Australia. USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus, Cyrtanthus, Oxalis, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything else that doesn't move!!!!!