Dear All, I looked these up to continue our reporting of how long it takes certain bulbs to bloom from seed. I just didn't have time also to record the germination times as I have realized how far behind I am on repotting. From coastal northern California here is my report for the next phase of her research. I looked up on my germination data base and found I got the following to flower from seed in 1 to 2 years. : Allium carinatum ssp. pulchellum Allium cyathophorum v. farreri Allium dichlamydeum (usually it takes an extra year) Allium flavum Anigozanthos flavidus Arthropodium strictum Calochortus uniflorus Cyclamen cilicum Cyclamen hederifolium Cyclamen intaminatum Cypella coelestis Delphinium patens patens Freesia laxa Freesia viridis Geissorhiza aspera Geissorhiza bracteata Geissorhiza sp. (marked fulva, but not that) Hesperantha bachmanii Hesperantha baurii Hesperantha cucullata Hesperantha erecta Ixia frederickii Ixia polystachya Lachenalia rubida Lilium formosanum Lilium formosanum pricei Moraea venenata Moraea villosa Pasithea caerulea Romulea flava Romulea linaresii Romulea sp. (many different wrong names, but all turning out to be ones with a small purple flower with a yellow center) Romulea tetragona Sparaxis hybrids Sparaxis parviflora Sparaxis sp. (seed was marked pillansii, but it looks like tricolor to me) I invite anyone else who has records and time to look them up to report the things they got to bloom in 1 to 2 years from seed. Mary Sue Also Diane I found this posting of Will Ashburner's about his experiences growing Moraeas from seed. Most of these seem to be just a little over two years. He lives in sunny Australia where as Robin would point out there is more light. But you might want to add it to your list. It is a pity he is so busy these days because he probably has data like this on all kinds of things he has grown from seed. "I have had M. polystachya flower in 18 months from seed sown. Some records of recent flowers below, the first is weeks to germinate, the second is weeks to flower; Moraea alticola 10 118 Moraea bellendenii 5 130 Moraea bubalina 5 136 Moraea insolens 5 129 Moraea macronyx 5 120 Moraea moggii 29 136 Moraea ramosissima 6 130 Moraea serpentina 3 130 Moraea spathulata 6 135 Moraea thomsonii 6 128 Moraea tricuspidata 5 126 Moraea tripetala 3 121, 124 All were sown in Autumn (Fall) outside in a shaded area and subjected to normal day/night changes. As you can see even the Summer growers (except moggii) germinated pretty quickly. All the best Will Ashburner Langwarrin, Victoria, Australia"