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Midas was found in the same week that we held the 'Immortals' lunch party here in February 2011. This was an event to which we asked everyone that we could identify after whom a snowdrop had been named to come and celebrate this achievement. The seedling Midas, then a first flowering seedling in our copse, was hidden under an upturned pot from the eagle eyes of all these discerning visitors. It is one of the fabled colour change snowdrops – the green tips to inners and outers turn to a glowing golden yellow a few days after first opening. This x valentinei hybrid is best in some sun. Supplied "in the green".
All snowdrops prefer cool, moist conditions in the spring and a surprisingly dry summer dormancy in the shade. Dig a deep but narrow planting hole probably 4-6" (10-15cm) deep (an asparagus trowel is a great implement for the job) loosening the soil at depth and introduce your snowdrop into this at a depth slightly greater than it was previously planted (where the stem turns green!) Firm in and water the soil remembering to label the spot. If planting more than one of the same variety, plant the next about 4" (10) away ideally. They will clump up in time.