Dear All: To celebrate a big event in my garden, a new page for Cardiocrinum has been established on the wiki. I've posted photos of two stages in the growth cycle of Cardiocrinum cordatum. Take a look at: http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… You'll have to tune in again next month to see the flowers. The plant shown bloomed for the first time in July, 2000. I was in India during the month of July that year, so I didn't see the flowers then. So this will be the first time that I've seen this species in bloom. I'm pretty excited about this. If Cardiocrinum giganteum is the estate-sized version of the genus, then C. cordatum can fairly be called the garden-sized version of the genus. I also grow C. giganteum, and no, I will not be complaining that they are too big if and when they bloom. But I think C. cordatum really has a place in the typical small garden. It's an unusual foliage plant, something your friends will notice. And it seems to take well to local conditions here on the edge of the Piedmont in Maryland. Jim McKenney email@example.com Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, zone 7 where I'm already counting my chickens and dreaming about the cool flutes I'll be able to make from the dried stalks of the Cardiocrinum.