At 11:23 AM 2/14/2005 EST, Bill Lee wrote: >Every year since it has thrown up foliage in the late fall, but never >bloomed. I really expected it to be too tender for my Z5a-6a zone. I've tried this plant on several occasions and in various positions in the garden here in zone 7. It's not for us: the foliage freezes during the winter and the plant becomes progressively weaker. Jim McKenney email@example.com Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where Scilla peruviana has been absent for years, yet the peculiar smell of the dry bulbs still haunts me.