If you are growing these outside (in a favoured area) then choose a sharply-drained, spot in full sun and give them a sparse regime.
In N. Europe or USA then plant them in a pot under glass. A limey soil is marginally better than an acid one. The provision of limestone chippings in the soil (dolomite limestone is perfection) will ensure that they have sharp drainage and some lime. Plant with the rhizomes just below the soil surface, to aid ripening, and leave alone to establish.
These are cold hardy in our climate but they do not like winter wet, and are best "managed" to delay growth until spring, by keeping them dry until Oct-Nov, then watering. We have now extended this idea to planting as late as March, after dry storage in wood shavings from the previous August. This overcomes the problems of wintergreen growths and the plants are doing amazingly well outside growing with our normal bulbs.
Watch for Aphids in spring or spray in advance to prevent them. They can weaken plants and transmit virus. Having made these sound difficult they are otherwise not.