Hello All, Many years ago I too tried (in vain!!) to grow Chlidanthus Fragrans, but to no avail. It produced an extraordinary number of off-sets but no blooms. I tried to grow them in pots and even dug them up and kept them dry through the winter but the only things I got the following spring were leaves (lots of them!!!). As for the Cyrtanthus Elatus...same thing. Lots of offsets and leaves. I have since tried some of the other Cyrtanthus members like Mackenii and I have had...so far...much better results. In August of 2002 I purchased some bulbs Cyrtanthus Mackenii from Odyssey Bulbs and in January to February of 2003 they actually sent up some spikes and flowered. Since then I have purchased some Cyrtanthus Brachysyphys and Suavolens from Rhoda McMaster and they appear to be doing fine. We'll see this winter if they flower. I'll keep you posted. Good Growing, Fred Biasella Boston (Cambridge) MA USDA Zone 6B P.S. The non-flowering plants have gone on to the great compost heap in the sky.