Cyclamen Failures

Bonaventure Magrys magrysbo at SHU.EDU
Fri Dec 6 22:11:17 CET 2002

Gene, Ditto for me on these cyclamen species, except I can keep coum
sending up a few leaves here and there. Hederifolium and purpurescens
thrive on composted leaf mulch amended local sandy soil. Its important
never to cover the top of the corm.What dead leaves drop on them from the
trees in fall I generally push away.
Bonaventure Magrys
Cliffwood Beach, NJ

Hello to you all.
I have been going through my failures growing certain cyclamen species
and cultivars in my garden over the years. C. hederifolium has been an
unqualified success for me.  Just need to add some more small drifts in
another part of the garden. C. purpurascens has been my favorite thus far.
Grew this one from seed. Longest blooming cyclamen putting on a show from
April through November.
Everyone tells me I should be growing C. coum. That one I have killed
mass on three occasions now. It never settles in for me. Occasionally
someone will say that I should be growing C. cilicium, although my
feferences say that is a no-no for here. Over and above my own ineptness,
it possibel that soil pH could be part of the answere to growing Cyclamen?
Just how sensitive are the various species to soil pH?
Gene E. Bush
Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
genebush at
Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana

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