At 06:19 PM 9/27/2004 EDT, Conroe Joe wrote: >Each flower stalk lasted 2-3 weeks-maybe Nerine flowers are long lived or >maybe it was the cool nights (near 30-35 F) that helped the flowers last so long. I'm having the same experience here in steam bath Maryland: a Nerine sarniensis which began to bloom during the second week of September is still blooming. Not only are they long lasting, they seem to darken a bit as they age instead of fading. On the other hand, I still don't see buds on Nerine bowdenii. Jim McKenney firstname.lastname@example.org Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where some late planted tuberoses are about to bloom.