Mark: These are native where I live and have been lovely for 2-3 weeks with some still coming. They grow throughout the chaparral, and seem to tuck themselves into semi-shaded areas, although they will also grow in full sun. They are really showy this year because of our lovely rainy season, and are about as tall as yours. In dry years they are more sparse and a little shorter. At 11:44 AM 6/29/2003 -0400, you wrote: >I'm surprised by the height, with large and brilliant yellow flowers on stems >24"-30" tall (60-75 cm). I grow bulbs that require summer dryness at the >base of shrubs and small trees, which has proven to be a good solution for a >number of bulbs, so I hope that this technique might deliver a long term >solution >towards growing these beauties. Marguerite English - Gardening with bulbs and perennials at 3500 feet in the mountains of southern California.