Cyclamen photo

Peter Taggart
Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:32:35 PDT
Hello Ina,
If you are fairly dry in summer or could plant them in a dry place you could
try several other species of Cyclamen, with different seasons. Rhodense or
creticum, libanoticum, graecum and rolfsianum might be options if you could
get seeds.

On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 10:51 PM, Ina Crossley <> wrote:

> Hello Boyce
> I don't know much about Cyclamen.  I tried the bigger kind and it didn't
> keep on going over the years.  This is a littler one, and as far as I
> can see on the PBS yes, it is the Cyclamen persicum.  Also now available
> in the local plant nurseries.
> Mine are where they get more sun than shade, and what sun they get is
> not over the hotter part of the day.  They get much more sun in the
> summer, but then there are few showing.
> Very occasionally we get a frost, although those who get real frosts
> would probably laugh at ours.  It may go down to just below 0 degrees
> C.  The grass may look a bit white, which melts when the day arrives.
> With of course the matching white on some of the plants.
> During the day, the temperature can go up to about 17 degrees C.  Which
> is a mid winter temperature.  Of course there are days it gets nowhere
> near that.  10-11 degrees is COLD!  Particularly when there is the icy
> wind blowing from the South.  Which would lower the real temperature
> considerably.  I don't know why the temperature is not given which
> includes the wind chill factor.
> I do wish though, that someone on the PBS who takes photos, could tell
> me why the photos come out dark for the background.  As it takes time to
> lighten them and as it was an expensive camera originally, it should
> have a better result.
> I bought it because I wanted to be able to take better close up photos
> of my plants and flowers.
> Ina  from cloudy Auckland, no rain though yet today.
> On 20/07/2011 9:05 a.m., Boyce Tankersley wrote:
> > Ina:
> >
> > Wonderful photographs, beautiful garden; and I am very envious of your
> > Cyclamen and their reseeding.  Are these Cyclamen persicum (florist)
> types?
> >
> > What are the winter extremes in Auckland?
> >
> > Boyce Tankersley
> > from Hot and humid Chicago
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