At 03:54 PM 22/01/2010, you wrote: >Do snowdrops of any variety have a chance here in the midwest clay? Anita, Do you amend your soil at all with compost, sand etc? Here in Canberra we are a clay soil to start with, with by building up organic matter (compost, mulch etc) and adding sand for drainage we make the soil far from it's normal "concrete" (i.e when it dries it sets like concrete) clay consistency that we have here naturally. If you do the same you shouldn't have any problems with growing anything. With the right amendments I can grow from acid loving to alkaline loving plants, good to poor drainage requirements etc. It is all in the preparation! <grin> And Galanthus are SO worth growing!! My collection of 50 or so different varieties is nothing in the greater scheme of things, but I get a great deal of enjoyment out of them every year. Between everything from the autumn flowering species (G. reginae-olgae and G. peshmenii start here in early April) through to the very latest varieties (that finish flowering September/early October) we get close to 6 months in total of having snowdrops in flower, although obviously only a few at either end and lots more in the middle. Such a very cool plant to have growing here, and one I much look forward to at the present time when we're getting temps of around 38'C today. Bring on autumn!! LOL Good luck. 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!!