Since a trip to Switzerland a few years back, I've hankered after an Alpenrose (Rhododendron ferruginium). Actually, they weren't in flower when I was there in August, but they appeared to be one of the "important" flowers of this country. I believe Rhodies in general are not that easy to grow in London, Ontario. However, I continually ordered seeds of this plant from the various seedexes. Mostly there was no germination but this year there are three tiny green "pin dots" which don't seem to be getting any bigger but have persisted for a while now. I'm wondering if this is it and how long do they generally take to achieve more size. Anyone have experience with this plant?