Dear Lyn, From my saved IBS forum files, I will post this message from Sir Peter Smithers about this plant. My saved files also include some great information from Bill Richardson and from Dirk, but since they are members of this group they may want to comment themselves. However, if they are willing I can just repost their messages from the past if some of you are interested. Also I wonder if it would be worth my time to scan the Eric Walton article and put it in word format so I could send it as an attachment to those people who might be interested. Perhaps people could write me privately at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org If there aren't many it would seem easier just to make copies for those interested. Bill, didn't you have pictures of this one on the IBS gallery of bulbs? When mine bloomed briefly, I thought it quite amazing. Mary Sue First post: "Eric Walton kindly send me a corm of this last year and it grew and flowered excellently. A real eccentric, it grew a long branching inflorescence to about three feet and opened a succession of flowers, large and elegant but lasting only for the morning. It multiplied at the root and I now have a potful." a year later "One remarkable thing has happened in my garden. The flowering of Hesperoxiphion peruviana. My records tell me that seeds came from one of us, 'Walton', in 1997 but that, probably due to my incompetence, only one plant resulted which flowered last year. Since then it has multiplied in an extraordinary fashion and this year has put on an arresting display in a big pot full of bulbs for two months nonstop. True the splendid orange-yellow flowers fade after 1 p.m. and they tend to display every second day. But while the display is on it is most elegant. About fifteen of the flowers every second day, carried with great elegance and poise on long stems. As the stems are very slender and the leaves rudimentary, the flowers seem to be floating in the air. This show goes on without interruption provided that the seed pods are nipped off as soon as the flowers close. Peter "