Rob, Rhodophila andicola, araucana, advena and chilense, are just coming into growth this side of the world after a cool/dry winter. I am interested in Alberto's comments that R. advena is really a winter-grower and it is quite possible that I have induced it to behave out of phase. The problem arises because some species are extremely opportunistic (particularly as seedlings) and continue to grow if temperatures are suitable and moisture is available. Jack Elliott once told me they must be forced into dormancy or they will eventually decline and it seems I may have done this at exactly the wrong time with R. advena. However, it seems none the worse for it and flowers in early to mid-summer here. I have sown a fresh batch of seed and will try to grow them the 'right' way around for comparison. R.bifida seedlings from Alberto's generous contributions seem much less easily persuaded to grow out of season and are becoming dormant now. Cheers. Den Wilson Isle of Wight UK. Zone 8 (maritime) almost frost-free.