Dear all I have no doubt that given the right temperatures many South African corms can flower during the first year. Here very many of them will invariably do it in their third season for it is cooler than convenient. And Sheila, where are those wonderful images we are longing for? Regards Alberto Note from Mary Sue Alberto posted this to the Australian list and since this is a response to the discussion on the PBS list I am redirecting it to our list. When you belong to quite a few lists it gets to be challenging to remember where something was being discussed. Sheila is a wonder with her digital camera and her scanner. Perhaps she could list a link where everyone could see some of her composite bulb pictures. They are awesome.