Cold tolerance of the florist's cyclamen

Jim McKenney
Mon, 14 Dec 2009 07:56:06 PST
The flower buds of the florist’s cyclamen I’ve been mentioning in recent
posts were becoming paler, so I decided that it was time to get the plant
outside and into the sunlight. After checking the weather report, I put the
plant outside last night to take advantage of the next few days of clement


This morning at about 6:30 A.M. I went out to check the cyclamen. It looked
fine. Then I noticed that there was a thin sheet of ice on the water in its
saucer. Several other containers on the deck had sheets of ice, too. 


It’s now nearly 11 A.M. and the plant still looks fine. Evidently even when
in full bloom these plants can take a light, brief frost without harm. 


Jim McKenney

Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, 39.03871º North, 77.09829º West, USDA zone

My Virtual Maryland Garden



Webmaster Potomac Valley Chapter, NARGS 

Editor PVC Bulletin 


Webmaster Potomac Lily Society







More information about the pbs mailing list