Ken, Concerneing K rooperii, the only trouble with freezing temperatures is that the buds are destroyed. They flower consistently from late Decembre till early March. However, watering has an impact on the flowering time: those with regular drip irrigation flower much better then those submitted to summer and this year an autumn drought (till early December). Dave Fenwick had a few K rooperi from me some years ago, he might be able to add some interesting details (Dave are you still on the list?) Thanks everyone who confirmed that K sarmentosa is winterflowering and come from SW Cape; thus should be an ideal plant for our mediterranean climat. I will try to put some K rooperii images on the wiki Greetings -- Lauw de Jager Bulb'Argence South of France (zone 9 (olive trees) emailto: email@example.com Site http://www.bulbargence.com/ Le 27/02/08 14:20, « Kenneth Hixson » <firstname.lastname@example.org> a écrit : > I'd be interested in hearing if they continue to flower in > winter after a couple more years. The plants did weather our winter cheerfully, lustily. Bright, attractive green leaves now. The low this winter was only +14F, so perhaps that doesn't say much.