What Kathy is requesting is a little different from what Jim is suggesting. She needs 300 bulbs that will work for her, not 300 that will work in different parts of the world without reference as to whether they would work in her part of it, namely the 8-9 Climate Zones, as I understand the request. Perhaps 30 members in that area could send in the 10 most perennial species? Andrew San Diego (Zone ~10) Kathy wrote: > What I really want is 300 different varieties of bulbs guaranteed to flower reliably, multiply moderately, and live forever with no effort on my part. If anyone can provide that I might even buy the bridge, as well. This sounds perfectly reasonable if.... 30 group members from 30 different parts of the US/World list the 10 bulbs that most commonly survive, bloom and multiply with little effort. These need not be in each member's own garden, but bulbs from the roadside or old homesteads. These may not be the 'best'. For example Hemerocallis fulva is one of the most perennial of bulbous plants. It grows in ditches, road sides, abandoned places etc. I wouldn't grow it, but it is certainly care free. (snip...) Can 30 members from the wide area of PBS each name 10 most perennial species? I volunteer to work on the KC Metro/ Heartland climate. Best Jim W.