I had Ipheion uniflorum 'Album' flower from seed in less than a year--something like ten months. This made me very, very glad that I don't live in a climate where Ipheion thrive outdoors. I can't say I've had any other bulb that was so precocious, although like John G I have seen C. hederifolium (and/or coum) do its trick in a rather short time if it's happy. I've never gone through the replanting routine, however, before a year in the pot. --Roy NW of Boston Still hasn't dropped below zero F this winter. Zone 7 here we come.