Not sure if you know but these are very hardy plants/bulbs and are easy to grow making the most spectacular show in Autumn in the Western Cape, South Africa. I grow them in pots as the leaves die back after flowering and then I grow some Spring annuals in their place. Don't need a lot of water either and multiple every year.
Enjoy reading your articles with envy as we have had the most terrible draught this year which means I can't grow many of my favourite plants!!