Hi Gang, A while back I wrote about Narcissus x 'Falconet', and I was pleased it was doing well here in zone 9a. In the past 3 years we've only had a few nights below 25 F so I guess we've been zone 9a/9b. 'Falconet' is still putting on a good show in early March. David K. wrote a wonderful note about other tazetta-type Narcissus hybrids. I haven't tried them but they are still on my list of plants to try someday. Recently, Bill the Bulb Barron sent me a generous portion of 'Golden Dawn', another hybrid with a genealogy similar to that of 'Falconet'. I hope 'Golden Dawn' is tolerant of conditions here. One interesting thing is that 'Falconet' has a reputation for increasing rapidly, almost annoyingly so. For me, it has stayed steady and has not increased much. Perhaps zone 9a/9b influences increase. Perhaps lack of increase is due to the need for mowing, even in winter. I try to protect the foliage as long as possible but the winter grasses start to make miniature hayfields and eventually I have to mow the whole lawn-bulb foliage and all. 'Hilstar' and 'Geranium' have not done well, they both seem to be disappearing. I am going to try more Narcissus types and would enjoy suggestions from others in warm-winter climates. 'February Gold' has done OK-I think it is holding in there and blooms a litter earlier than 'Falconet'. But, 'February Gold' only puts on a modest show if there are a few warm days in a row, a little mid-winter hot spell and the blooms just fry. LINK: PBS Archives Note from David K. (great reading) http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbslist/old.php/… LINK: Bill the Bulb Barron of Carmel Valley http://www.billthebulbbaron.com/ Cordially, Joe Still potting up Crinum seedlings from too-small containers into bigger but not-big-enough containers. They sure like a lot of root space.