Jim, This species I have tried several times in our mediterranean climate. Disappaers totally every year and finally have given up. Greetings -- Lauw de Jager Bulb'Argence South of France (zone 9 (olive trees) emailto: firstname.lastname@example.org Site http://www.bulbargence.com/ Le 20/06/08 20:45, « James Waddick » <email@example.com> a écrit : > Friends, > While rummage through some annual native wildflowers > (i.e.weeds), I found a small patch of Ixiolirion tataricum. I planted > quite a few bulbs years ago and most have perished. These were > growing mostly forgotten in among some Spuria Irises and were > protected by the grasses and herbs. > > SeeMark McD's pic at: > > http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/files/… > 06b.jpg > > I forgot what a lovely color they are. I think they must need > really good drainage as these survivors are on a fairly steep incline. > > Nice picture Mark. Thanks. Best Jim W.