Dave wrote: > I'm not certain as to how important this chilling really is Dave, I can't remember where you're located. The advice will change depending on your climate. If you live in a Mediterranean climate region, you can just put the winter-growing ones in pots outdoors and water them regularly starting in the fall. What they seem to need is steady moisture (not waterlogged), good drainage, plus a good swing between nighttime and daytime temperature. Expect germination in 6-8 weeks, and you'll get bloom in 2-3 years. They will be hardy to light frost, but protect from temps below 20F (-6C). Also protect against extended times (more than overnight) below freezing. Don't let the pot freeze. In other areas, you'll need to create conditions similar to their natural climate. Beyond that, I would second everything everybody else said. The species Glads are wonderful, in my opinion. So much more delicate (and yet tough!) than the overbred thrip-magnet top-heavy hybrids you get in the garden centers. Not that I have strong feelings on the subject. Mike San Jose, CA PS: Eugene, your advice on G. cardinalis is great! Thanks for sharing.