Cyclamen notes

Robin Hansen
Sat, 18 Oct 2008 15:16:29 PDT
Jim mentions fragrance of Cyclamen persicum.  One of the smartest things the breeders have done the last few years is backcross the monster florists' hybrids with the species. 

So now we have some fragrance and considerable choice in sizes, although I don't see much size selection in the garden centers.  So I'm trying to build up a collection of newer minis with fragrance to offer in the catalog one day.  I haven't smelled one of the new minis yet that has quite the intense fragrance of C. persicum itself, but it's probably just a matter of time!

Robin Hansen
North Bend, Oregon USA
Zone 9 and threatening rain

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