I'm not sure what was the question with regard to southern growers, but I currently have blooming, bulbs that I purchased this year. They are Galgea, a couple of fritillarias and a hyacinthoide (spelling?) and Ipheon. The real test will be if they survive until next year. So often when I purchase bulbs, they rot or just seem to disappear. I'm never sure how much of it is how I planted them and how much is the heat, humidity and rainfall. The bulbs mentioned earlier are in a large pot with lots of rocks and less soil than I would normally use. As for wild growing bulbs, we have Louisiana Irises. I'm told that it is like walking into a Monet painting around Lake Ponchatrain by New Orleans. I've never managed to get down there to rent a boat and go see them, but it is definately on my list. I also occassionally see Iris fulva, rainlilies, Trillium and Hymenocallis. Probably the most unusual bulb that I've found growing wild here is Herbertia (H. lahue maybe) that I found in, of all places, the city park in dirt mounds that eventually got moved and destroyed the majority of the bulbs. Every year, I go back to see how the population is surviving and collect a few seeds if possible. I often see Alstromeria Psittacina, but I think it may be an escaped non-native. Libby Baton Rouge, LA --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Search - Find what youre looking for faster.