But, Jim, losses were caused by water during their winter dormancy and not by lack of hardiness. > In the spring I found only a half-dozen bulbs still alive. I put those > into pots and have kept them in a greenhouse over winter since then. These > are the ones I call "Koen's Hardy" and they are much more reliable bloomers > than most other strains of bowdenii I have tried. They are just not > reliably hardy here, unfortunately -- 15% survival is not very good.