Jim Shields mentioned Hymenocallis occidentalis. I have two of these which were obtained two years ago. They have been in pots since then, protected in the winter in a cold frame. Evidently, that's not at all necessary in this climate. I want to plant these into the ground and let them go on their own. I'm also tempted to put one of the two in the bog trays to see what happens. What would be optimum conditions for this species? The bulbs when acquired were about the size of big peas, if that. I don't know how big they are now, but the emerging foliage is about a third of an inch wide. How big do they have to be before they bloom? Jim McKenney Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where Trillium, Erythronium, Fritillaria, Dichelostemma, Ipheion, Muscari, Tulipa, Narcissus, Dicentra, Hacquetia, Epimedium, Symphytum, Pulmonaria, Phlox, Viola, Iris, Aquilegia, Paeonia, Ornithogalum, Primula, Lithodora, Cardamine, Allium, Asarum, Scoliopus, Corydalis, Hepatica, Ranunculus, Anemone, Hyacinthus, and Bellevalia all have representatives in bloom; the first Calochortus might open this afternoon. My cup runneth every which way!