pirl wrote: I bought them and received them as large bulbs. In order to get the best blooms you will have to feed them over the summer so they can store up the energy to bloom. They have always been in that window, 8' wide, and now I have about 30 of them to enjoy. Once you see the actual green tip of the flower stalk you're just about 3 to 4 weeks from bloom. Go very easy with the watering.