I understand that many of the newer cultivars of Narcissus are not perennial in the home garden, fading after the first or a few years. How do the developers of these Narcissus grow them to maturity and what can I do to maximize the chances of their return? Some of the cultivars that I recently obtained are Barbie Doll, Dreamlight, Goose Green, Ring of Fire, etc. Currently most are in pots awaiting our move to our foothill property. Very free-draining mixture, kept very dry during the summer. It does hover near freezing at night to provide winter chilling for all but the Pheasant Eye types (and I am even trying those--we'll see this spring). My climate is almost ideal for daffodils, with hot dry summers and mild, wet winters. Kathy Stokmanis Zone 8/9, wet, mild winters, hot, long dry summers. --- Kathy Stokmanis --- firstname.lastname@example.org --- EarthLink: It's your Internet.