I have been growing virtually all the Brodiaea species from seed for about fifteen years, and I have never had any bloom in less than a year. In fact, most seem to take about three years from seed, in spite of regular fertilization. Diana Telos Rare Bulbs . > With John Grimshaw reminding us that cyclamen (hederifolium?) can be > pushed > to flower in 1 year, and then gladiolus in less than 20 weeks, I wonder > what > else. Is brodiaea a candidate. The article suggests other possible corms, > but is it only corms and not bulbs?