Hello, A zebdabense originates from Libanon and it quite hardy all around the Méditerranean. To be planted at least 10 -20 bulbs together and forms attractive tall clumps in a rockery. The rather late time af flowering (at the moment) follows nicely that of A cowannii, triquetrum, subhirsitum. Lauw de Jager http://www.bulbargence.com/ South of France (zone 8 Olivier) > I've grown them outdoors unprotected for maybe 8 years. They > expand as a clump, but I have not seen them seed around. Even during > our recent late freezes of 18 for two nights less than 2 weeks ago, > the foliage has mostly popped back and some of them managed to bloom. > Totally hardy here.