Or if you mix was too open and not water retentive like my earlier mix which dried to dust and killed my last C. acaule. You have any expierence with Cyps Bruce?
EDIT: here are some macros of the soil I have them in. One didn't come out in focus too well, my bad.
Primary mix, sandy peaty loamish type soil.
Topdressing of various longleaf and shortleaf pine trees. They are situated under a longleafed one.