RE: SPEC: I. Reticulata
All this discussion on reticulatas is re-stimulating my interest. (I've
been eyeing the pictures of "Katharine Hodgkin" for a few years now.
I grew reticulatas many years ago but stopped because they all seem to
disappear on me. In one extravagant year, I bought over one hundred
mixed cultivars, "Natascha", "Cantab" and the species. I had a fabulous
show of colour the next spring as the snow was melting. The next year,
however, half of them disappeared. The following year, I had about a
dozen left. I now have three that never fail to show up.
Question to reticulata growers: How do you maintain your collections?