reticulata irises

Peter Taggart
Sat, 19 Mar 2016 14:19:39 PDT
They will die if they get warm and damp, either shade them for when Spring
heats up, or plant them where they dry out quickly at the end of Spring.
Peter (UK)

On 19 March 2016 at 20:53, 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).

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