RE: SPEC: I. Reticulata
Maureen Mark wrote:
>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.
This is why I have been hesitant to grow the reticulatas...I think
we may be in an extreme climate for them. I think it is almost too
extreme for me. :-)
>Question to reticulata growers: How do you maintain your collections?
Looking forward to the answers.
Ellen (still winter here, folks)
Ellen Gallagher / firstname.lastname@example.org
Siberian iris robin / email@example.com
Northern New Hampshire, USA / USDA Zone 3