Dear All: A year or two ago I purchased a plant labeled Manfreda virginica at a plant sale here in the Washington, D.C. area. I've been on the lookout for interesting forms of Manfreda virginica for several years, and I now have several. The plant in question bloomed this week and I'm puzzled. What is it? It's not Manfreda virginica. The scape is about two feet high, the flower buds resemble those of tuberoses, the flowers are jade green and recurve like lilies, and the stamens do not exceed the length of the petals by much if at all. The foliage is about eight inches long, narrowish (half-inch or so) and unspotted. One big disappointment: they have no good scent that I can detect; in fact, they have a vaguely disreputable scent. I even got up in the middle of the night to check the scent - nothing good, then, either. Conroe Joe recently posted a link to Manfreda flowers: the one blooming here does not look like any of the ones shown there. Evidently it's a species of Polianthes (which some are treating as Agave); can anyone tell me which one from the description given? Incidentally, this plant, whatever it is, has survived one winter and maybe two outside in an unheated, leaky cold frame. I'll try to post a photo later. Jim McKenney firstname.lastname@example.org Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I'm a bit disappointed that my "jade lily" has turned out to be a bit of a stinker.