Hardy cyclamen, etc.
genebush at OTHERSIDE.COM
Wed Dec 11 02:44:07 CET 2002
All of the cyclamen I have are on the western side of my garden. That
side has a very sharp grade with a path climbing up and around the base of
the sharp incline. The C. prupurescens is in an alpine mix... that is 1/3
sand, 1/3 pea graves, 1/3 peat or leaf mold. The mix is in two-hole concrete
blocks that forms a shelf beneath an old cedar tree. There are also dwarf
conifers and deciduous hollies. My C. hed. is in very nice soil with lots of
leaf mold. This species in direct competition with the small shrubs. So,
decent well drained soil with chucks of organics, lots of root competition.
They receive lots of light but drop down behind the shrubs as the sun gets a
its most intense.
Gene E. Bush
Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
genebush at munchkinnursery.com
Zone 6/5 Southern Indiana
----- Original Message -----
> And so far, no mention whatsoever of soil composition, drainage, hours of
> light, although tubers AT the soil surface with leaves falling on them
> seems odd to me. I'll find out what mine do,
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