I've never been very good with this group of plants, but I've always admired them. I'm determined now to venture out and learn their culture. I've been told they should easily be grown outdoors here, but I think I've overwatered in the past. This is a recent addition to the collection, so I can't take bloom credit. I didn't blast the blooms, though, and I'm getting some strong growths sprouting now. I'm hoping for continued success! I was a bit disappointed that I missed the "pop" of the buds that is reported in this genus, but the size of the flowers made up for my disappointment.