Regarding OP.. I've purchased three packs of bulbs. The first was a Wal-Mart set. I got lucky and the lily sprouted after sitting it in a window in a cup of tank water for a few weeks. So did two of the Aponogeton bulbs. I guess I got lucky with the lily bc it turned out to be purple, even new growth and, filled the majority of a 28g bowfront. Then I said hey I'll try again! This time I got it from PetSmart bulbs included a lily a few onion bulbs and Aponogetons. The lily rotted and one A. sprouted, and two Onion bulbs sprouted. So, I claimed success! This was about five years ago-ish. I don't have any of them anymore. Earlier this year I purchased a pack of Aponogeton bulbs from PetCo and none of them sprouted. I haven't seen the ones at ANY Wal-Mart since the first batch I got.. if I could find them at WM again I would buy the whole thing out.. I already have the tank planned.. Aponos, the lilies, Hydrocotyles and dwarf sag..
Stock lightly and carry a big filter. - I don't have aquariums. I have ecosystems in a glass box. - Hygrophilaholic and hoarder of Anubias.