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RE: Exceptional Weather Comes to an End

I planted cyclamen last Spring and have yet to see signs of life from
them! I know they didn't drown because we're still in a drought. When
should I start seeing signs of life?

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Lynda Young" <lyoung@grindertaber.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 6 Nov 2003 07:51:54 -0600

>Bonnie - I planted several this spring in a couple of locations in part
>shade.  The foliage disappeared at the height of summer but bloom stalks
>appeared about a month ago which was followed by foliage.  They have
>been blooming non-stop since and the clump size has noticeably
>increased.  I don't know how long they will continue to bloom since this
>is my first experience with cyclamen, but I am definitely sold on these
>little beauties.  Lovely flowers and wonderful foliage that is an asset
>to my garden.  I will be purchasing more of them.  If they'll grow for
>me, I would think they would be fine in your part of the state.
>Zone 7 - West TN
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>Behalf Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
>Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 6:22 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Exceptional Weather Comes to an End
>In a message dated 11/05/2003 4:05:17 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
>holmesbm@usit.net writes:
>> Tell me about the hardy cyclamen that bloom in the fall.  I'll bet 
>> they would work here in ETN or would our climate be too humid?  I am 
>> thinking about using them for Christmas flowers this year but hadn't 
>> thought about varieties that would work outside.  How long do they 
>> bloom?  Are they perennials?
>These hardy cyclamens are miniature treasures - the tiny pink blooms are
>about three inches high and have lovely little heart-shaped foliage
>about an inch 
>across with silver markings.  If they like the spot they form a mat of
>- but they don't stay all year.  In my garden they seem to like a dry
>with partial sun, but I know someone who grows them in full sun, so
>perhaps some 
>more knowledgable person can give you better advice.  They seem to be 
>perfectly hardy here in Z5, however.
>Wish I knew more to tell you - they're lovely.  Auralie
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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