Anna wrote I finally got some ferraria crispa seeds planted that I have had a couple > years...and have seedlings! Wondering if there is anything special I should > do to ensure survival? Great news! They're not hard to grow. I see from your domain you're in Saskatchewan, so I will try and tailor some suggestions. They grow in the cool but not frigid winter. They get frequent cool winter rains. They tolerate a little frost at night, but not like in Saskatchewan. They go dormant in the spring when it warms up. The leaves die down completely, and they stay leafless all summer. In the fall, when it cools down and winter rains come, they start to grow again. Seedlings usually bloom in their 2nd to 4th winter. Right now, don't let them dry out. Give them as much light as you can. Direct winter sun in Arizona is not too much, so do what you can. Keep them as cool as you can, since warm temperatures trigger them to go dormant. In the spring, when you aren't likely to have much freezing weather, you can put them outside. As it gets hot they will start to turn yellow and die down. Stop watering at this point, and put them someplace out of the rain, so they stay dry all summer. Next fall, when days are still warm, but it is cool at night, put the pot outside. Wait a week so the bulbs can feel the temperature changes, and then really soak the pot once. If they haven't sprouted in about a week from the watering, let the pot dry out, and try again in another week. Repeat this cycle until they sprout. Once they sprout, keep them moist and bright all winter. Bring them inside when it's going to be colder than about -5C at night, or if it's going to be below freezing during the day. You can fertilize with a diluted house plant fertilizer, perhaps 1/4-1/2 strength, every 2-4 weeks while growing. They will grow faster with fertilizer but it's not necessary. Don't let the goats eat them! After a few years they pot will be overcrowded. Divide when they are dormant. Some people store them dormant in a paper bag, but I like to repot right away. I don't water them until the next fall. I like to use plain soil from nature, not bagged mixes. Let us know how you're doing. There are a lot of other bulbs that grow just like this. The tricky part for people in cold-winter climates is providing enough winter light along with very cool temperatures, much cooler than most people keep their houses during the winter. Some people have a greenhouse, and some use a room with artificial lights and the heating vent closed. Even with a greenhouse some people add more artificial lighting. Leo Martin Phoenix Arizona USA Zone 9b?