I've started putting the information people are sending into an AppleWorks database. (I opened up Excel and decided it was too complicated for a simple database. Maybe someone else will be using it). A lily/nerine/alstroemeria grower/breeder here sells gallon pots of flowering alstroemerias in the summer from a winter seeding. He starts them inside, sows them directly into the gallon pots with a spoonful of slow-release pellets, and finishes them outside. I think he calls them Butterfly Hybrids, but if that is what he started with, they are probably quite a bit different by now as he has been selecting for quite a few years. Diane Whitehead Victoria, British Columbia, Canada maritime zone 8 cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter) where 30 C is a heat wave and 23 is a more usual summer daytime high.