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Cyclamen alpinum

AndrewR

By Andrewr


Cyclamen alpinum (Cyclamen alpinum)

I'm not 100% certain what conditions this one needs. It was planted last February beside a path, facing north but getting late afternoon sun during the summer. The soil is quite humusy and never dries out but never gets waterlogged either



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Never heard of this one Andrew, is it similar to Coum?

4 Feb, 2011

 

Me neither, is it a very small one.

4 Feb, 2011

 

Yes, it is similar to coum both in size and time of flowering but the leaves are a different shape. I think it needs a slightly less dry position as well

4 Feb, 2011

 

very pretty. Andrew, do you think things are flowering early this year at all?

4 Feb, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Andrewr
Intresting comment on size the C.alpinums, the ones i grow are smaller in both leaves and flowers than Coum nearer to the size of intaminatum, but not quite.
I have considered they would get badley damaged in the open ground and have them in pots.
Have just brought a plant in to the house will take a photo with a coum leaf alongside for you to see.

4 Feb, 2011

 

I love cyclamen but not got any so been buying corms and seeds. I want them to grown under my trees, I believe they like these conditions. Take ages to germinate from seed but I am quite patient but the years go by so fast and Im not getting younger. Good luck with them Andrew.

4 Feb, 2011

 

Karen - no, my bulbs are late this year (but not as late as last year). The witch hazel was about a week later than normal but I think the garrya and sarcococca are 'on time'

4 Feb, 2011

 

OK andrew, that blows my 'early spring' hopes then! Never mind!

4 Feb, 2011



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