When I bought this Bulbinella a few years ago, for some reason I doubted it would be truly orange, despite Mary Sue's excellent photo on the wiki, which I can now confirm perfectly conveys what it looks like. I've just added a close up to confirm the vivid coloration, in the unlikely event that someone else suffers similar doubts: http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… The scape is about 3'/1m tall. Started blooming about 2 weeks ago, at almost exactly the same time as the common yellow-flowered plant I think is B. nutans. ... Last winter I asked about germinating Lilium bolanderi, and based on suggestions from the list, stratified half my seed (probably for about 6-8 weeks, starting in late Jan.) and potted up the other half this fall without any pretreatment. Leaves have begun to emerge in the last week in both pots, the first sign of life. My interim conclusion is that there is no benefit to trying to force this species with a late stratification. Possibly starting in December (i.e., after the rains have started) would speed it up, but I'd be inclined to put it outside at that point. People in less congenial climates may have different ideas. In particular, I wonder how important is diurnal temperature variation. Further thoughts welcome. Happy Spring, Max Withers Oakland CA Other blooming bulbs are Crocus gargaricus and Lachenalia aloides. Freesia alba and cvv. and Clivia cv. should open in a few days. I have massacred a truly appalling number of gastropods the last two nights.