It would be lovely if they were, but will sow some in the garden as you suggest Rodger, and some in pots. IF they are T. sprengeri, they will pull themselves too far down to move by the sound of things to lift later. And IF they are T. sprengeri, I might even be able to grow them here in Auckland, being zone 10. As for the 10 years, I will just have to live long enough...... Thank you Hans, David and Rodger. -- Ina Crossley Auckland New Zealand Zone 10 On 19/10/2012 7:09 a.m., Rodger Whitlock wrote: > The single capsule in the upper right reminds me very strongly of the capsules > of Tulipa sprengeri, but don't take that as a good i.d.