On Tue, 13 Sep 2005 07:06:45 -0500 "Danny Barron" <email@example.com> wrote: >My quandary is thus: I see that the barest >tips of the new flowers are emerging now above the lip of >the bulb. Would now be a good time to lift and separate >or do you recommend that I wait till the foliage is >almost gone in spring ? Danny, Arnold's advice is good. You can also lift and divide and replant now, just make sure you don't damage and dry out any of the roots. I would maybe wait until they have finished flowering and do it then, just so you don't mess up this season's display. However, from you description it sounds like they'd be fine now anyway. A number of years ago Don Hackenberry sent me home from his garden with a number of freshly lifted, just finished flowering, Sternbergia sicula and they established perfectly. I'm going to lift and replant this clump shortly, they are just emerging now. On another Sternbergia note, I've been corresponding with Helmut Kerndorff about the Crocus biflorus taxa in Anatolia and he mentioned Sternbergia schubertii, a species he recently rediscovered. Is anyone growing this? Thanks, J.