To anyone reading John's post and saying "Oh, no!": This means I planted mine upside down a couple of years ago. They still emerged and bloomed just fine - in spite of me! Mark Wilcox On Sun, 31 Aug 2003 06:50:53 -0400, John Lonsdale wrote: >The flat end goes up. Solida section Corydalis always initiate a growth >point around this time of year and it will make a few millimeters growth >then stop there until it really starts extending in early spring. Number of >growth points = number of shoots = number of new bulbs if all goes well with >next seasons growth - they renew annually. The pointy bit is where the >roots come from, although it may not look like it!