**after Christmas sales are a great opportunity to pick up these bulbs cheap. In my climate zone, I am able to plant the bulbs and leave them in the ground all year long. They multiply fast and are quite resilient. I have moved the bulbs with every relocation. This move I didn't have time or a place to plant them and I forgot about the bulbs for about 2 months. When I opened the box some of the bulbs were starting to flower, so I quickly popped them in the ground. This fall I will move them to a place that is more protected from the wind. Even with the neglect, they are rewarding me with a magnificent flower show.