Cyclamen Failures

Gene Bush genebush at OTHERSIDE.COM
Sat Dec 7 16:05:39 CET 2002

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Hello Jeanne,
That is very encouraging news. You are the second individual from =the northern part of Michigan to write. More and more it is confirming =my original suspicion ... it is how I hold my mouth when transplanting. =Will go for the coum come this spring... both seeds and plants while =dormant. 
Seven inches of snow on the ground here with a base of frozen slush. =Night time temps dropped to 3 degrees night before last. I do believe we =are going to have a winter this year. Fall was colder than normal and =early this year.
Gene E. Bush
Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
genebush at
Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jeanne Hannah 
Sent: Friday, December 06, 2002 7:03 PM
Subject: Re: Cyclamen Failures

Gene, I've been growing Cyclamen coum and C. hederifolium in northern =Michigan for about 5 years. This is the first year I've found any =seedlings, but that may have to do with the new irrigation equipment. =The corms on the C. hederifolium have gottn enormous -- about 3 to 4 =inches in diameter! I should qualify this information by stating that =because we live on the shores of Lake Michigan, we do enjoy a unique =microclimate.

Jeanne M. Hannah
17623 Whispering Trail
Traverse City, Michigan 49686
USDA Zone 5b 
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