Blue bulbs in bloom mid February

Peter Taggart
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:24:09 PST
I believe that Iris reticulata Halkis is a species collection. I have heard
the collection attributed to Norman Stevens. From Halkis Dag in Turkey. It
is quite different from the north eastern Iris reticulata and hyrcana.
Few Tulips mind freezing, I have seen germinating seeds of hardy Iris,
Tulip, Frits, Hyacinths....frozen solid with no harm, though freeze thaw
cycles, especially after top growth has started, may damage the bulbs.
Incidentally, I can highly recommend Augis bulbs
Peter (UK)

On 12 February 2014 19:13, Jane McGary <> wrote:

> Iris 'Halkis', a reticulata; not sure if it is a hybrid or a pure
> species selection
> . The seedlings, including
> almost 30 Tulipa species, show little damage despite my eventually
> inadequate attempts at keeping them from freezing; even some
> Fritillaria species that were just germinating appear all right.

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