> >We've got some very nice variegated Hymenocallis caribaea that we use in our aquatic display containers. Can't help you out on hardiness; we pamper these along in a greenhouse aquatic tank in the winter in an effort to bulk up numbers. > Boyce, Thanks. I've come across that particular name while Net searching as well, also in aquatic displays so I have to wonder if associated with you? A lovely photo of it growing in a bowl with a waterlily.... the striped leaves topped by the classic white hymenocallis flower. I've also been contacted by another Aussie over in Western Oz rather than Queensland (where my friend is) and they bought them over there as well. We here in Canberra tend not to get a lot of interesting things because we're much colder than the most of the rest of the Australian state Capitals. Fair enough it's true, but frustrating when we addicted collectors can't get our hands onto them. Nice to hear that others know of these, so far more likely that what is being marketed here as variegated Hymenocallis actually IS going to be that.... so often we see things labelled as something and it most definitely isn't (but then again, that happens anywhere in the world I imagine). I don't know what the hardiness ratings of most of the Hymenocallis are, but so far the few I have tried have survived OK. I think by the sound of it if I get a bulb from my friend I'll put it into the glasshouse until I can increase it's numbers a little, then try it outside. Until the email from her I had no idea that variegated Hymenocallis even existed. Thanks again for taking the time to respond. Greatly appreciated. Cheers. Paul Tyerman Canberra, Australia. USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus, Cyrtanthus, Oxalis, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything else that doesn't move!!!!!