Cyclamen graecum (was C. hederifolium)

Ellen Hornig
Fri, 21 Sep 2007 11:31:54 PDT
Much to my surprise, several C. graecum have now made it through 2 winters 
in my mound garden, which consists of nothing more than the clayey loam we 
excavated in order to put in a small brick patio and piled up next to said 
patio in a gentle mound.  I had a lot of extra C. graecum at the time, so I 
planted them out with a liberal hand (and no thought to numbers, so I can't 
say what percentage persist).  However, they have not only persisted, but 
some have bloomed (a little), and there are definitely more leaves there 
this year than last.

I would have to assume that our superlative snow cover explains this 
uccess  -above the snow, we go down to 0 to -10F, occasionally lower...


Ellen Hornig
Seneca Hill Perennials
3712 County Route 57
Oswego NY 13126 USA 

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