Dear Jim and all, I like this concept as it applies to many bulbs and other plants that adjust their growing cycles to local climate and temperature swings. Just look at the range of experiences shared about Dracunculus vulgaris. Emergence and bloom time seemed all over the place, but if the plant is 'happy' it copes and does just fine. So far I am impressed with C. variable, but eager to get good growth this summer and bloom some year soon. Best Jim W. On Jul 5, 2013, at 2:27 PM, J.E. Shields wrote: > This may well be true for best growth of Crinum lineare, but C. variabile > is an opportunistic grower, and grows outdoors in the ground here in > Indiana is summer, blooms in August-September, and is dormant in > winter. Opportunistic, not winter-growing.