Doug is right. I get fed up with the dying leaves in late winter and tear them off (carefully!), a bit like I treat Veltheimia. I looked up the source of my bulbs and they were grown from Silverhill seeds. I do remember buying a five gallon pot somewhere many years ago BT (Before Telos). It grew and bloomed well, but when I started to recognize virus disease, I realized it was virused, and dumped it. It was probably from the commercial source that Jim McKinney mentioned. Diana > From what I've read, it sounds like one is evergreen and one is > deciduous." Doug, what say you? Basically, that is true. 75 to 80% of S. m. k hold their leaves and pseudostem through the year until the "new" is ready to appear. At that time, the old "dies" away and the "new" starts up. Shortly thereafter, the "flower spike" appears. The "bulb" of this one is somewhere between a bulb and a risome.