I grow all my Zephyranthes and Habranthus seed by the floatation method. If they don't sprout in water, they won't sprout full stop. So just leave them in as some can take a long time (a couple of weeks) to sprout. I then let the seed develop a leaf until it is at least 1 inch long if not more, then plant it, so the shoot shows above the soil. I have found that if seeds go mouldy I then don't biff them, but plant them and just occasionally one of the mouldy seeds will grow as they would not have if left in the water. Ina In spring time Auckland where everything is coming up roses. On 9/12/2011 8:22 a.m., Jim McKenney wrote: > Any ideas on what might happen next? Should I sow them in soil and see what happens? Are they likely to germinate in water after soaking so long without results?