Gloriosa are always one of those bulbs that first starts on my wish list in, let's say January, but by April, it just get's bumped off for budgetary reasons. I would be interested if anyone else practices this behavior? If so, what get's bumped off your spring wish lists when it's finally time to place that order? I usually limit myself with crazy rules like "only one $45.00 Hellebore a year from Plant Delights, focus my list to only one species of Allium, (but buy 50 bulbs for mass effect), and allow myself to choose one genus where I can order all of the species I can find for one year ( like Cyclamen, to build a collection). Matt On 9/5/10 12:24 PM, "James Waddick" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Dear Friends, > I don't recall much discussion here about Gloriosa. I had > never grown any before this summer. Thanks to a generous PBSer > (Thanks TG) I have one in flower right now. > > What a bizarre flower ! > > Got me thinking if there are any other bulbous plants that > produce a flower with these anthers and stigma spread out so widely. > The stigma make a hard 90 degree turn and get as far as it can from > the ovary. > > There's a few twining bulbous plants, but nothing quite like Gloriosa. > > Neat Jim W.