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Re: Iris & cyclamen

Best time to move Cyclamen is when they're dormant.  They often grow
with their tubers above the soil, actually.  Take some grit or gravel
and pour it over the tuber or put a few rocks around to stop the
squirrels from digging them up...

I wouldn't squish them down if they are in growth.  Their root
systems are very wiry and extensive, I found when I went to separate
out a pot of seedlings that I'd left too long.  Took quite some time
and a LOT of heavy hosing to get those suckers apart.

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> It's early yet.  I have frequently thought something died becuase I
> impatient.  That's one of the good things about having early risers
> bloodroot, cyclamen, anemones- something to focus on while waiting.
> speaking of which....my cyclamen are starting their 3rd year and
> still pretty sparse.  While removing some leaves to get a better
look, I
> found a tuber right on the surface.  I would guess it had been
heaved.  I
> thought to push it back in, but as I felt resistance, I was afraid
to tear
> the roots, stems that had developed while at this position.  When's
> right time to replant?  After they're done blooming?  I've heard
stories of
> chippies and squirrels running off with them so I don't like
leaving it
> unprotected.

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