Dear All, Here is Bill's message from 4/99. I use Eudora pro which allows me to edit e-mail and put responses to messages with the messages. And it has a super way to search too if I have not renamed the subject to something I can find quickly and easily. I am quite happy I saved all I did. I'd never remember it all and can refer back when I need to. "I grow my Hesperoxiphion in a sandy mix - they do well here and seed freely. There is a very nice article written by Eric Walton from Nz. and I have a little writeup of it on my web page (address below) but I also have a link to my photograph for those who would like to have a look. Maybe if Eric has time he could give us some of his valuable information. Here's the link to the article and photo : http://www.angelfire.com/ri/ixia/specalbum1.html Hesperoxiphion peruvianum is a lovely South American species. It is indigenous to Peru and this yellow form was probably originally collected from near Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. H. peruvianum loses its leaves and is fully dormant in winter.This species also gets confused with the Cypella species but the difference is that the tepals of the Hesperoxiphion species are hairy. Flowers only last one day. It sets seed easily..... An informative and interesting article by Eric Walton from New Zealand was published in the "New Zealand Garden Journal", March 1997, reference on pages 8 to 11. Eric answers some of the questions about the Cypella species and highlights the differences between Cypella, Hesperoxiphion and Phalocallus Regards, Bill Richardson " The pictures are still on Bill's link, but I couldn't tell if the article can be accessed there.