Hi Jim: Yes, I was as surprised as anyone else that it has survived and flowered. Interestingly enough, the production of foliage has commenced earlier in the growing season (unlike it's sibling in a container). I've noticed similar 'switches in season of growth' with the Hippeastrum that have also come through the winters in a similar setting. Have to admit, the landscape on the south side of my house is a bit 'odd' with the tender geophytes lining the edge of the basement wall and more hardy plants in front of them. This is also the location I have had the best luck growing hybrid tea roses - they simply freeze out everywhere else. Boyce Tankersley Director of Living Plant Documentation Chicago Botanic Garden 1000 Lake Cook Road Glencoe, IL 60022 tel: 847-835-6841 fax: 847-835-1635 email: email@example.com "I think those of you who are contemplating keeping Scilla peruviana in the garden in areas where winters have long periods of sub-freezing temperatures are setting yourselves up for disappointment."