Tony Avent
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:21:00 PDT

I'm not sure who said that transplanting young cyclamen seedlings is a problem.  We transplant nearly 1000 yearly at the one leaf stage into cell packs.  Our survival rate is very close to 100% and they grow off much quickly when transplanted young.  For us, seed germinate in Dec/Jan and are transplanted usually about 4-6 weeks after germination.  Many flower this way in 12-18 months.   I hope this helps.

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
phone 919 772-4794
fax  919 772-4752
"I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it least three times" - Avent

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Joseph Kraatz
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2014 3:26 PM
Subject: [pbs] cyclamen

I made a mistake and planted my cyclamen seed all in one container.  I had about 90% germination and the small plants are about 1" apart.  It is a winter/spring growing species.  I have since learned that the seed should have been sown in individual containers because they are difficult to transplant.  Should I attempt to transplant now even though they will be going into dormancy in about a month or so?   Or should I wait until they are actually completely dormant to transplant?  Thanks,  Joe Kraatz

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