When in Japan in 2001, I received a few hundred seeds from Mr. Nakamura while visiting his greenhouses, of various Clivia crosses, many selections attributed to Vico Yellow ( Vico Yellow x Vico Gold, etc.) Many are beginning to bloom now, but I also had about 5 which had started blooming two years ago in 1996. For what it's worth, I have experienced a larger first flowering with many blossoms over four inches in diameter ( some with slight fragrance, and very wide). While in more recent flowerings, the blossoms have been much smaller. Like Jim, I also do not fuss over my plants, so of course, there could be many other factors. They spend most of their time under the benches in my cool greenhouse in Massachusetts. Many should be repotted, or fertilized, I would imagine that Jim's plants are treated better. If you are interested, many of these Clivia are featured on my blog ( exploraculture.blogspot) under March 2006 - please forgive the horrid spelling! I'm lucky to get anything posted with my schedule. This spring, I have about 10 more plants from this lot of Vico parentage ( not T.C.) that are budding for the first time. I will try to photograph and post the images along with the established bloomers. Matt Mattus USDA Zone 5b Worcester, Massachusetts On 3/25/08 8:17 AM, "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> wrote: > > John, > > It might be a good idea to hold your opinion of 'Vico Yellow' until you seen > more than a first bloom.