Leucojum vernum var carpaticum 'Podpolozje', as distributed by Janis Ruksans, is quite vigorous and a most enjoyable bulb here. This one has the normal green splotch replaced with yellow, and is one of the earlier spring bloomers, normally appearing here with the adonis in early April. I have never grown the regular green one for comparison, but see no reason to after seeing this one. I started out with a single bulb in a raised bed about five years ago, and since then it has increased, been divided, seeded in, and is at least five locations in the garden ranging from wet to dry, sunny to shady. It likes them all. Highly recommended! --Roy NW of Boston Dry-ish location, oak woods. Global warming update: 65F forecast for this Saturday. 'Podpolozje' is expected to bloom in February if this keeps up.