reticulata irises

Anna Mae Miller
Sat, 19 Mar 2016 16:37:37 PDT
No not the cold Alan McMurtie who's doing a lots of hybridization for about 40 yrs. lives in Toronto and his new varieties are about ready to go on market Holland is multiplying them

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> On Mar 19, 2016, at 4:53 PM, Dennis Kramb <> wrote:
> I've tried different reticulata varieties from big box stores, but they
> never persist in my garden.  Any ideas why they fizzle out instead of
> steadily increase like most spring bulbs?
> Do they have different cultural requirements than Muscari, daffodils,
> tulips, etc.?  Because that's what I've tried to grow them alongside.
> I'm wondering if they need a raised bed with fast draining soil.  It surely
> can't be winter cold killing them off.  I'm in SW Ohio (USDA Zone 6).
> Thanks,
> Dennis in Cincinnati
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