At 10:45 PM 8/13/2004 -0400, Eugene wrote: >One reason catalogues can get away with using an Amaryllis picture is that the >dried out, rootless Lycoris [squamigera] bulbs they send out will take five >years to recover and bloom, if they ever come up at all. Eugene, do I hear the voice of experience speaking here? Here's something for you to keep in mind with respect to Lycoris squamigera: as Lycoris go, it's cold adapted. It has the reputation of growing and blooming much more freely in the north than in the south. It's not a good choice for the coastal deep south. Inland and at some elevation it might perform differently. Augusta is Gardenia country, right? Jim McKenney firstname.lastname@example.org Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where Gardenia Klein's [or is it Kleim's ?] Hardy might just be hardy.