> I know they aren't terrible rare or unusual but I had an interesting > experience with Lachenalia rubida. My only pot simply failed to show up! You have reminded me that rubida is the only Lachenalia, that I used to grow, that did a disappearing act for me. It is fussier than others? Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, used to be ~zone 8, but currently some spring shrubs are coming into bloom. I find it difficult to accept forsythia as a Christmas flower.