When I grew these in my unheated greenhouse I had similar results. The next year I planted them out and I got a few blooms, but less than half the corms bloomed. I have also bloomed them in pots outdoors. The gophers seem to leave them alone even though they look tasty. I am in Zone 9 California. I would guess they need more light and or feeding, but mainly I think they like to build up a string of corms before blooming. Chad -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Brian Whyer Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 10:25 AM To: Pacific Bulb Society Subject: [pbs] Ferraria growing conditions Can someone advise me on growing Ferraria in the UK? I have 1 pot labelled Ferraria crispa, origin tha AGS 2006, and 2 other pots labelled Ferraria sp. origin PBS 2005. Neither have ever flowered. At present the AGS sourced plants have healthy erect leaves up to 12", the PBS sourced shoots are just emerging. Later both will get 15-18" tall and then tend to flop over if not supported. I grow them in a frost free (min 7C) greenhouse. I wonder if they need more warmth, or maybe more warmth earlier in the season; i.e. do I start them off too late after the summer, when they would get more light? Maybe they just need feeding more. Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8 PLEASE NOTE: The information contained in this electronic mail message is intended only for the use of the designated recipient(s) named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this message in error and that any review, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender by telephone or e-mail (as shown above) immediately and destroy any and all copies of this message in your possession (whether hard copies or electronically stored copies).