Hi Jim: I think it was Tony Avent that offered one of these for auction to benefit the Piedmont chapter of NARGS this weekend. Ellen Hornig from Seneca Hills Nursery gave a wonderful presentation on her "improbable" garden in northern New york state where she grows many bulbs from South Africa including Eucomis and Kniphofia that I found ungrowable several hundred miles south in my former Connecticut garden. Her reliable snow cover and superior growing talent are probably the difference. I bid for Pinellia "Polly Spout" and won!!! Best, Mark Mazer Hertford, North Carolina Zone 7b-8 I think Early Lachenalia viridflora are in bloom. Later blooming collections are in spike. I think I need more Oxalis as the first that I have grown are wonderful. Where is the best place to acquire more? >From Jim Waddick: > > > >18. Seed of Lilium rosthornii. > > > > I only had 2 bulbs bloom this spring and two seed pods. The seeds look >small, but I have no comparison as this is the first time this species >bloomed. We discussed this Chinese species that is new to cultivation. > >A picture at >http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/files/…. >JPG and http://www.hillkeep.ca/bulbs%20lilium.htm > >PBS discussed this species on 8/2/07.