Mid January is a great time to see where the flower buds are during their development. This year, this orange Japanese variety is a bit of ahead of schedule. The flower buds have all came out from the sheaths and the flower stems have already elongated somewhat. This should in full bloom in 2-3 weeks and the flower stems should elongate as the flowers keeping maturing. Will take better pictures once they are in full bloom. There are a total of 5 flowers this year which is better than last year.