Greetings to all from yet another on the other side of the Pacific. I have raised this problem before on another forum without getting any help. I have no trouble raising Fritillaria pudica from seed - the problem is making them grow to flowering size. The leaves seem to grow at a very slow rate and so far, for me, never attain flowering size. I am growing in pots. Does anyone have any advise ? Flowering here mid winter are hoop petticoats, crocus , colchicum, cyclamen and reticulata iris. Regards, Rob Dr R F Hamilton 7 Beach Road Snug 7054 Tasmania, Australia Temperate Marine Climate -equivalent USDA 8-9 Extremes -2 to 39 degrees C. Average rainfall 27.7 inches - fairly evenly spread.