> >Mark wrote: >>Other than Galanthus cilicicus and G.peshmenii I can't offhand >>think of any snowdrop that really experiences significant drought >>and heat in summer. > >I've read that G. fosteri also tolerates summer drought, and it did >well in an unirrigated part of my former garden, where there is >little or no summer rainfall. Jane et al, Galanthus gracilis for me does best with hot and relatively dry summers. I for years grew some in a pot in full summer sun, because I kept forgetting they were there (they did get relatively regular watering in their pot, but they definitely were not kept permanently damp, just not dessicated!). One year I decided to put some into the ground, and repotted the rest of them into a large pot and put it in a more traditional place for Galanthus and awaited a spectacular display...... every single one in the large pot rotted!! Thankfully I still had a couple in the ground which did OK. They were planted under maples where they were relatively dry in summer, but they never did flower very well. I've since lifted some of those back out into pots and put them back in the original area where they get the summer heat and they have multiplied very well and are starting back into proper flowering. I am not sure I could give any other Galanthus the same treatment and have them thrive like gracilis does. It works for me anyway! <grin> All the best for the Silly Season everyone. I hope it brings you all what you are hoping for. Snow on the mountains around us here last week, and 30'C or so today. Go figure!! LOL Cheers. Paul T. Canberra, Australia - USDA Zone Equivalent approx. 8/9 Growing an eclectic collection of plants from all over the world including Aroids, Crocus, Cyclamen, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Galanthus, Irises, Trilliums (to name but a few) and just about anything else that doesn't move!!