Dear Justin et al, "Bulbous" Aloes are a curious group of succulent plants! There are several more species than the three Pamela mentions and not all are Grass Aloes. Firstly, for those interested, Ben-Eric van Wyk and Gideon Smith's book, Guide to the Aloes of South Africa, is indeed an excellent reference for gardeners, but for the serious enthusiast there are two other, more authorative, books on the subject: G.W. Reynolds, The Aloes of Tropical Africa and Madagascar, and G.W. Reynolds, The Aloes of South Africa. Both of these are long out of print, but generally not too difficult to obtain. There is also a third book of newer vintage dealing specifically with the Grass Aloes of South Africa in great depth: Charles Craib, Grass Aloes in the South African Veld, with superb paintings by Gillian Condy. Aloe modesta, A. kniphofioides and A. inconspicua are the only South African Grass Aloes with "bulbs", most of the other species produce short branching stems, above or bellow the ground, which are not at all bulb-like. I have grown both A. modesta and A. kniphofioides, and both species require a very well drained medium and a relatively dry dormancy when their leaves wither. I have only managed to flower A. modesta once and the flowers were indeed strongly fragrant, but in my opinion smelled like cloves and not at all like cinnamon... a feature for which it is well worth cultivating! As I've mentioned there are other "bulbous" Aloes, such as Aloe richardsiae (Tanzania), A. bullockii (Tanzania) and A. buettneri (widesperead across Angola, Ghana, Nigeria, DRC, Togo etc.) and doubtless others I can't recall right now. I have heard that many of these are difficult to maintain in cultivation; that is if you can find material in the first place! Hoping to have broadened your horizons! Happy growing! Pieter van der Walt Brits, South Africa, where on the bulbs scene Cyrtanthus mackenii is blooming it's head of, Scadoxus puniceus 'Natalensis' is starting to open, Scadoxus nutans is in full flower!