Posted: 17/07/2016 at 17:08
Different clones alice. I think there are inferior, maybe infected, ones around
People DO imdeed "fork out" a lot of money on plants that fail and continue to do so. A visit to a local garden centre will reveal people buying all sorts of plants requiring vastly different conditions and often selected purely on whim regardless of their own growing conditions. Similarly so on the internet. Doesn't necessarily mean plants themselves are flawed.
my point about "good" conditions is just that........Wild Swan DOES need a certain combination of factors to do well I think. I offer only my own opinion
It would be interesting to hear from others who do grow Wild Swan well and compare.