Howdy All, Thanks for that lovely Intro Jane. I had no idea there were so many dwarf species of Alstroemeria. I grow a number of dwarf Alstros, but all are named "hybrids" that are sold around the garden centres here in Australia. The vary from around 8 inches in height to say 18 inches or so, coming in various colours including white, yellow, red-pink, numerous different pinks etc. I'm not sure if the names would mean much to most of you so I am not including them here. I can provide names if anyone is interested. As with all my Alstros I grow them in waterwell tubs (i.e self-watering tubs) as this gives them the water they rather like, and it serves to control them as they cannot get out of the pot. This has been VERY handy in that they don't escape, plus there is no way that they can mix up with each other as invariably happens sooner or later in the garden. I have each tub labelled with the name and I can be certain that is what it is <Grin>. Worth thinking about if others of you are lamenting the invasiveness of them....... the tubs make a wonderful display as they promote close-packing of the growth and flowers, and if you ever want to give pieces away you can turn the pot over/dig and find tubers. Hopefully this might be useful to those of you who haven't tried them as they are too invasive. I grow all of mine this way be they tall or dwarf, but the dwarf ones in particular put on a stunning show this way as they do not lean out on longs stems, but rather form a solid mass of flowers on the mound of foliage. Cheers. Paul Tyerman Canberra, Australia. USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus, Cyrtanthus, Oxalis, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything else that doesn't move!!!!!