cyclamen in So Cal

Tony Avent
Thu, 24 Jan 2008 05:31:58 PST

I'm curious if anyone has tried Cyclamen persicum f. puniceum outdoors?  
I got my plant from Judith and Dick Tyler, who got it from Tilebarn 
Nursery in the UK.  Judith shared a plant that had been hardy in her 
unheated greenhouses for several years.  I planted it outdoors in early 
fall, and it has been fine through several nights at 15F with no 
protection.  They have another selection of C. persicum from Israel that 
they claim is even hardier.  I have tried several collections of regular 
C. persicum before and none showed any winter hardiness.  Thoughts?

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
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Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
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> Does anyone have success with species cyclamen in Southern  
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