Hi all, As Mary Sue says they are really like small Colchicum with a couple of differences - no perianth tube and 3 styles. They seem to grow as easily as Cochicum - I grow them in standard potting mix. I grow the common M montanum which has rosy lilac flowers which open to lay flat on the ground - its about 5cm accross when fully open in the sun. It flowers in autumn and its blooms are very tasty to slugs and snails. The other I grow was obtained at M eichleri from a seed distribution. The corm is a very much enlonagted stolon like structure 2-3 mm wide and up to 5cm long. Very easily broken at digging or repotting. It has the typical top and bottom of a colchicum corm. On doing my homework I find that Brian Mathew says that M sobolifera is the only species with a stolon-like corm - so this is apparently what I have. It has small creamy white flowers with lilac tips to the petals on the only flower I have this year. It is in flower at this time . Like Lyn says if there were more avaiable I would grow them. (But I guess you could say that about almost any bulb genera.) Rob Dr R F Hamilton, 7 Beach Road, Snug 7054 Tasmania, Australia Temperate Marine Climate (USDA 8/9) Average Garden Rainfall 26.7 inches- fairly evenly spread (range 21-36) Temperature extremes -2 C , 38 C.