>assuming that the larger plants - Frit imperialis, for example - are out. I >know there are tons of different species within each genus (hope that's >correct - I'm a history major!), but any guidance would be appreciated! > Jennifer, I grow all my Fritillarias in pots first and foremost, then put some into the ground once I have enough. I find it safer in pots for most of them. I have seen F. imperialis grown quite happily in pots although it has escaped me so far except when fairly young. I know there are some people on this list who grow all theirs in large pots and they do tremendously well. To give you some idea I grow at least the following in pots (this is mature plants from memory so is not an exhaustive list of the Frits I grow, plus it does not include non-flowering-sized seedlings)....... conica, pontica, biflora, purdyi, camschatcensis (yet to flower for 100% confirmation), tenella, sibthorpiana, acmopatela, affinis, davisii, erhartii, meleagris, lusitanica and tuntasia. I know there are others, but that gives you an idea at least. Hopefully this is of some help to you. Cheers. Paul Tyerman Canberra, Australia. USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus, Cyrtanthus, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything else that doesn't move!!!!!