Hi Gang, A. belladonna is a lovely plant when it does well, blooming in perfusion sometimes. When growing up, it was a commonly found plant, especially at older homes and among citrus groves in the greater Los Angelas, CA area. It grows OK here along the Gulf Coast, but never blooms for me or my friends. So, what is the secret? Does it require a dry summer, or a cooler summer? I seem to recall it is from the Southwest Cape area but it doesn't mind year round rain if it has good drainage, at least it does not rot or decline. But, it sure doesn't bloom. Maybe there are forms that are more tolerant of the the Gulf Coast? Cordially, Joe Conroe, TX Light rain forecast for the evening, maybe a few showers tomorrow. About 90 F today (32 C). The yellow Lycoris (L. traubii I guess) continues to bloom and the flowers have good staying power.