I’d appreciate any advice the *Calochortus* experts may have re: persuading plants to set seed. I have had great luck getting flowers and plenty of pods, but a significant number of pods don’t produce viable seed. A capsule develops (sometimes to full size) but stops developing before the seed matures. I am wondering if this is common in *Calochortuses* and if there are common causes I can look to address when the season starts again. (Everything’s dormant now, I just happen to have a few minutes to pose the question…) *More detail:* · We are located in the Los Angeles basin (closer to Downtown/Hollywood than the beach, for those who know our micro-climates). So it’s not as warm as “The Valley”, but we don’t get the persistent marine layer or coastal fog that they do in Santa Monica. · Plants are in full sun. · Plants are on hydro-zoned berms. The soil is a mix of our local decomposed granite and bark-based cactus mix (or peat moss, whatever I had on hand) to a depth of 15”-20”. Below that, it’s adobe clay. None of the bulbs are anywhere near the clay at this point. · I stop watering after blooming ends. · Species include: *superbus, venustus, argillosus, luteus, albus, amabilis, striatus, plummerae, palmeri (v palmeri and v munzi), clavatus *(*v avius, v clavatus) *and* **weedii (various)*. · Blooms have been great for most of these. · Seed results have been inconsistent for most (with zero seed two years running from *clavatus* and *weedii*). Any thoughts are welcome. Chris.