Dear Jim et all, T. sylvestris grows naturally here in the "garrigues" around Montpellier. In our garden it has prooved to be very persistant. Loads of hem are in a bed for at least 10 years in spite of severe flooding and being rotavated regularly, they return every year (with plenty of seed). The small bulbs must et least 20-30 cm (8-12") deep, where is pretty cool and well out of reach of moles. Hélàs, Jim, the ssp australis (also called T.australis) is not very common here and is not on offer. Kind greetings -- Lauw de Jager Bulb'Argence South of France (zone 9 (olive trees) Site http://www.bulbargence.com/ Le 19/04/09 4:38, « James Waddick » a écrit : > I don't recall seed, but I'll pay attention this summer and > collect any I find. > Does anyone grow T sylvestris ssp australis ? This has a > restricted distribution in around parts of the Mediterranean. The > flowers are bright yellow, but backed by red/pink somewhat in the > style of clusiana.