I grow many Rhodophiala species and I've no problems growing them outdoors in the warmer months and indoors during the colder months, many bloom well and stick to their own schedule. Josh From: Alberto Castillo <email@example.com> To: Pacific Bulb Society <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 5:29 PM Subject: Re: [pbs] Bedding Rhodophiala: "Better safe than sorry." David, the alpines ones: araucana, andicola, montana, rhodolirion, etc. are probably most suited to Sacramento in a northern exposure. Treat them like species tulips. For the others you will need a greenhouse.