Cyclamen

Bill Richardson ixia@dcsi.net.au
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:30:37 PDT
Here in Gippsland, Australia, Cyclamen self seed in my pots. Luckily I never
got around to putting them into a garden bed. Anyway, they add a nice bit of
color where you least expect it.
Bill Richardson
Ixiaking
Gippsland 
Australia

-----Original Message-----
From: pbs [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Mary Sue
Ittner
Sent: Tuesday, 21 March 2017 1:08 PM
To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [pbs] Cyclamen

For me self sowing happens when I don't remove the seeds. Someone said that
ants disperse the seeds. In my Northern California garden Cyclamen are
popping up in places near and far to where original plants occur. I have lot
of different species appearing. Cyclamen repandum is especially happy and
can flower quickly from tiny tubers. I removed a tiny one starting to flower
in a Zantedeschia pot I had moved under cover for the winter. I'm not sure
how it got there. We have moderate summer temperatures winter and summer,
but not plenty of moisture during the summer. It's very dry here usually
starting some time in May until October and usually no rain at all in July
and August. The last couple of years we could only water 10 minutes twice a
week evening or early morning during the summer and since we have a lot of
trees with roots that go after the water, that amount of water doesn't get
the soil wet. 
Cyclamen leaves are appearing in places that didn't get any water
(pathways.) So at least here plenty of moisture is not a requirement.

Mary Sue








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