Hello all, I cannot resist to relate my experience with Veltheimia bracteata. Our whole stock is planted (in the ground) in our garden 300m from the méditerranean sea. Under pine trees in stony lime soil. They grow and flower well without much attention. I am not always there to collect the seeds. Last winter I found 50 plants under a cypress hedge 10m down hill from the actual plants. Every year a heavy rain shower seems to wash the seeds downhill. Slightly covered with pine needles, they have germinated and grown without being noticing. In fact this species is naturalising in that situation, but probably to shady to flower under that hedge. A very versatile and adaptable plant As to V capensis, which was thought to be a much better possibility, sh does not thrive in that garden. Kind greetings Lauw de Jager http://www.bulbargence.com/ South of France (zone 8 Olivier) Coord. Geogr.(GPS): 43°42' 43" N 4° 32' 12" E > I tried for several years with seed produced off my own V.bracteata > and V.capensis, with no luck ... until last year, when I thought I would > chill the seeds over the summer in the refridgerator. Planted same last fall > on top of moistened soil mix and got nearly 100% germination from the > V.bracteata seed, but none from the V.capensis.