I recently obtained some seed of Cyrtanthus epiphyticus and C. flanaganii which are starting to germinate (float method). Cultural conditions for C. epiphyticus seem reasonably straightforward, but I haven't found much information on C. flanaganii. From web searches, I gather that it is a high altitude species and may experience snow in nature. Does that mean that it requires a cold (as opposed to cool) dormancy? Snow would seem to imply winter moisture, so not too dry during dormancy? Any cultural advice would be appreciated. I'm afraid that Jim Shields' comments on the list, December 2003, don't bode well. Nick Plummer Durham, NC, USA (Zone 7), where the wild Zephyranthes atamasco are in full bloom.