These are even more beautiful in person as the falls are a more metalic bronze color. Quite unusual. We have them growing in the cactus scree where they grow in mostly gravel. They are originally from the area around Turkey and need exquisite drainage to thrive. We have a number of varieties in this area, but this is my farovite. They have no problem with our cold winters if they just don't get wet feet. And speaking of cactus, our first on, Claret Cup, is blooming now. Way earlier than the rest. It was a hard one to get started as it doesn't have the flat pads of the opuntias, but is a ball cactus.