Bonjour, Rhodophiala bifida and Lycoris radiata (and chinense) are both in flower here in the ground When lifiçtng bulbs to sellI have some interesting observations about the planting depth. When planted Rhodophiala shallow 50-100mm (2-4") it always pulls itself down to 150-200mm (6-8") to reach cool and humid layers. Lycoris radiata, I just find out, does exactly the contrary: they were planted at 75-100mm (3-4") and now whenpulling them up all have formed a secondary bulb at the level of 30-50mm (1-2") One never stops learning! Lauw de Jager http://www.bulbargence.com/ South of France (zone 8 Olivier) Coord. Geogr.(GPS): 43°42' 43" N 4° 32' 12" E Jim Shields: > Rhodophiala bifida must need fairly extreme conditions to bloom. They > probably need hot summers and cold winters, neither of which Mary Sue has > at her current home. > > We have some Lycoris radiata radiata here too, that survive and sometimes > bloom, but definitely do not thrive outdoors in the ground. The diploid > form of L. radiata does not survive here.