Hello all, I agree with Alberto. These species are some time grown in a southernhemiphere cycle: planted in our spring- flowering in the cool summer (Holland), harvesting late autumn -- in warm storage in the winter (to imitate a summer dormancy). Sometimes I get these bulbs from Holland and plant them immediately in January. In spite of the very short warm dormancy, they start growing, generally don't flower and die down in August during our hot summer. They pick up the normal meditterranean cycle with emergence in October. This is just same procedure when getting corms from South Africa. But if planted in April (instead of January), they might flower and then dissappear forever. Greetings Lauw de Jager South of France http://www.bulbargence.com/ -----Original Message----- Something similar is when they give Ixias, Sparaxis, Babianas and Tritonias a period of mild "winter" so they can be planted in SPRING to flower in late spring/summer but then they are uselss for a future season.