Hi all, Dierama are one of my favourite genera and happily are beginning to flower here in Tasmania at the moment. I grow them all in garden beds which for me consist of a heavy clay soil built up 30 to 45cm from the excavated soil when we built our new home 2 years ago. They are much happier here getting only very occasional summer water , than being watered daily in a container. I guess they develop deep roots down to moisture as this soil doesnt dry out 30cm down even after several dry months. ( As I get more experience with summer rainfall South African plants I feel they are all happier grown this way.) As others have pointed out they resent disturbance but will tolerate division if replanted fairly rapidly. They are easily grown from seed and I have found they germinate equally well when planted in spring or autumn. Seed of my own D jucundum sown in March this year germinated in early winter. Hopefully some of you will have seedlings already from seed I sent to the SX. Some D reynoldsii I sowed in February 2002 have a flower spike appearing so the wait is not too long and considerably less than from divided plants which tend to sulk. A wonderful range of seed can be on its way to you now with a couple of clicks on the mouse. I have posted images of Dierama's luteoalbidum, pauciflorum and pendulum which are all flowering at the moment. I have several more species close to flowering so will post them soon. http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/files/… http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/files/… http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/files/… Mary Sue I think your species is D pulcherrimum. Cheers, Rob in Tasmania Temperate Marine Climate Zone 9 equivalent.