Hi everyone, I second the recommendation of these plants. Mine sound like Mary Sue's but I am not positive of their ID as I bought the bulbs from a nursery and you know how they are...you are lucky if the package lists the genus much less the species. Mine also are orange and many are yellow. They are gorgeous flowers, very bright...I can see them from way across the yard. Mine grow to about 30 inches (I have seen these same ones - yellow ones - The Huntington Botanical Garden has a big drift of them and there they grow to nearly four ft tall). I deadhead everything (just because I am a neat-nick outdoors) so probably won't have them coming up everywhere. I too live on the coast but in So Cal. We have had practically no sun to speak of since last fall and it was another cold spring here and summer is cool too so far. When the Homerias bloomed, it seemed to me that the flowers lasted some days. If true, probably due to the low light and heat levels. They really are worth growing. And the foliage is easy to tolerate as it dies down, not like tulips, hyacinths, and narcissus foliage that is awful to look at for months after bloom. Do try them and let us all know how you like them next year!