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Cyclamen Hardy Autumn Jewels

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Most people are familiar with Cyclamen Hederifolium which is grown extensively in the UK and naturalises easily.There are however other Autumn species Fairly hardy in the south of the country and worth considering ,these are a few of the them in the garden and pots as of today.


Brightening up a pot of Rhododendrons, seed was just sprinkled on.


Hederifolium in a nice form


Cyclamen cilicium altogether more refined


Cyclamen Cilicium showing leaf markings


Cyclamen Purpurascens This has a scent to die for.This is a summer flowering species
and nearly at an end for this year .


Cyclamen intaminatum.The smallest of them all, flowers no larger than my small finger nail,i am not able to take a picture that does it justice.This one is more common in a white form


another of Cyclamen intaminatum


This one germinated in a sand bed with primula cuttings,could be gron for its leaves alone


Back to C.cilicium showing the variation in flower shades .these are kept in a cold glass house in winter so i am able to enjoy other winter Cyclamen also growing in the trough.


Cyclamen Graceum nearly to late flowers almost finished, this species produces a lot of leaves with the flowers most others the leaves are slow to grow and always playing catch up.


Another nice pot of C.Cilicium.


This one is mown every year but i never cut the daisies close so it remains intact.More likely to be trod on by the four legged monster


One final picture in the garden again the old faithful C.Hederifolium

Enjoy and try some B.

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Beautiful Brian, did you grow them all from seed ?

18 Sep, 2010

 

This is such a good blog, Bj.
The ones you gave me are all doing well too :-)

19 Sep, 2010

 

Beautiful little plants. I visit an elderly gent who has some Cyclamen growing beneath two apple trees, they're now popping up through the paving cracks and I've asked him if I may have some. Neither of us know when, or how, to uplift a few. Advice please ?

19 Sep, 2010

 

just bought un named pot , can u grow from seed . they are lovely this going in favs more info please ,and if you no were to get them from ta hun x

19 Sep, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Shirley
You don't say how wide the gap is.approach it as if you were weeding,but avoid any thing sharp I would try the handle end of an old spoon push it down in a little distance from the seedlings and work along until you are under them prize them up out there roots should come out.if its dry water will make it a whole lot easier. Where you plant them depends on size First year has only one leaf and a white corm. Second year several leaves and the corm will be light brown these can go straight in the garden,but a marker is a good idea for when they loose there leaves
Let me know how you get on

CHristina You have bought species not hybrids.They have mostly bright colours Unlike the pastels of the ones i grow.
Have to go now will come back to you later today

19 Sep, 2010

 

Many thanks, Bjs, there are a few growing in the gap between the lawn and the paving so I shall try your method when I next visit, later in the week.

19 Sep, 2010

 

I love all of them. lovely collection you have there.

19 Sep, 2010

 

i agree soooooooo pretty ok thank b.js

20 Sep, 2010

 

Lovely collection and photographs....

20 Sep, 2010

 

they all look so pretty , i have 4 lol, but would like some which will come up each year so which are the best for being hardy plez brian

21 Sep, 2010

 

wonderful collection, such a pretty plant. I have just bought some today to put into my winter baskets with violas, hope they do well and then will pop them into the garden next spring.

21 Sep, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

San & Cranberry
I think people are mixing the ones I grow up with the brightly coloured ones on sale in all the stores and garden ctrs right now.these have altogether larger flowers that are in excess of an inch top to bottom.These are Cyclamen Persicum coming originally from the Eastern Mediterranean and with few exceptions start to rot off outside by December.
If grown as a in door pot plant they will grow and flower for several years but not hardy outside in the UK.( no matter what the label says)
The first one in the Blog Cyclamen Hederifolium is autumn flowering and rock Hardy, for winter Cyclamen Coum,for spring Cyclamen Repandum,and if you want one for \summer Cyclamen Purpurescens.all will increase from seed if they are happy.
Google them and you will find specialist nurserys selling them,C Hederifolium is offered in some garden Ctrs.

21 Sep, 2010

 

so the ones i have will die off thewn ,bj !!!!!!!!

21 Sep, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Cristina
With out pictures it dificult to know what you and others are buying ,all i know is that the majority on sale are the mass produced one for flowering in the next two months outside.
B&Q alone must sell and kill hundreds of thousands.
Take pictures and i can say for sure.

21 Sep, 2010

 

thanx for info brian, will jot the names down and take a look online ;o))

22 Sep, 2010

 

i got them from b/q bjs. so i asume thats wot they are. i looked 4 ages 4 the ones that come up andspread . those are wot i want 4 my wood land bank. so am going to do as sandra and look em up.

22 Sep, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Cristina.
Edrom nurseries have Hederiflium and Coum easy to google
Avon bulbs also have the above plus Repandum.
don't be to inpatient they may take a year to settle,and seed will almost catch them up !

22 Sep, 2010

 

ok b. will do lol x

23 Sep, 2010

 

these are lovely little ones Bj, I have the hederifolium growing, but they are hidden in the border, when would be the best time to move them, if it's possible that is ?

8 Oct, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Grindle
The books usually advocate moving just before they start to make top growth .however providing you can move it with a good clump of soil attached to its roots i find it easy to move most times of the year ,care however not to break the leaves off otherwise that may set it back.I have had to replant two large corms this week the Badgers dug out and left on the ground to die.
hope that helps. B

8 Oct, 2010

 

The Cyclamen Cilicium is very special. I didn't realise there were so many different ones. You can see how the C.Hederifolium got it's name, I think the leaves are very unusual. I enjoyed your informative blog. Thanks.

8 Oct, 2010

 

:-) thanks Bj, I'm working on this border at the moment, so will have a go, seems such a shame I can't see the flowers

9 Oct, 2010

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