At 05:19 PM 6/11/2012, you wrote: >Has anyone had any experience growing this genus from seed? I sowed seeds >approximately 7 weeks ago (late winter here in Melbourne, Australia) and >have had no joy so far. Suggestions? Bruce, I think with the majority of bulbs 7 weeks is a bit enthusiastic to be worrying. Usually I think these should be sown in autumn, with declining temperatures then winter. I wouldn't be surprised if there was no sign of germination until next winter, in fact if they were only sown in august I would be surprised if they germinated for me this year (but that is in Canberra, so may be different for you). I've had some experience with Daubenya, but not a lot. I've had some germination but I have found them very slow to grow. Massonia on the other hand have done well for me, growing quite quickly comparatively. They too tend to sit until the following year if they're sown too into the cool weather. I hope this may be of some help. Cheers. Paul T. Canberra, Australia - USDA Zone Equivalent approx. 8/9 Min winter temp -8 or -9°C. Max summer temp 40°C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only. Growing an eclectic collection of plants from all over the world including Aroids, Crocus, Cyclamen, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Galanthus, Terrestrial Orchids, Irises, Liliums, Trilliums (to name but a few) and just about anything else that doesn't move!!