Bulbs for shade ?

Bulborum Botanicum bulborum@gmail.com
Sun, 29 Jul 2012 15:09:59 PDT
I ask my friend if he has seeds left over if you want
mine are all seeded

In the nature C. hederifolium always grow good drained
or on slopes (big word for a small but or sloping terrain)
you hardly find them on really flat places
always in the shade or half shade

In Turkey it can be +40ºC

and yes I grow them the first year in a just frost-free poly-tunnel
one warning
none of the Cyclamen can handle -8ºC in P9 pots is my experience


2012/7/29 J.E. Shields <jshields@indy.net>:
> Interesting suggestion, Roland.  Ten or 20 years ago, Jack Elliott thought
> Cyclamen ought to naturalize here in Indiana, so he send me about a cupful
> of seeds from his garden with instructions to just scatter them in many
> different location in my garden.  I did, and then remembered where I had
> scattered them.  The next two or three springs, I searched for any sign of
> seedling, but saw none.
> You idea to start them in garden soil (in the greenhouse, I presume) and
> then plant them out in the garden in the second year sounds interesting.
> Does anyone have surplus Cyclamen seeds (coum, hederifolium, purpureum) to
> throw away?  if so I'll  try Roland's experiment with them.  Contact me if
> you want to help with this little experiment.
> About too wet, I can do little.  The middle half of the USA is in the midst
> of its worst drought since the 1930's, but we can have up to 7 inches (175
> mm) of rain in the month of July in some years.
> We have had about 40 days of high temperatures reaching 90 F (32 C) in the
> last 7 weeks; normal is 18 days of 90 F in the whole summer here.  I assume
> the heat would not hurt the Cyclamen in the garden, right?
> Jim S.
> in central Indiana
> At 10:42 PM 7/29/2012 +0200, you wrote:
>>-25ºC where I lived before wasn't a problem
>>one cm deep planted on a small hill
>>a few cm higher as the rest of the garden
>>and fine chicken-wire over the bulbs against squirrels
>>biggest problem is that in the trade the bulbs are wild collected
>>they hardly re-root in the garden
>>and die after a few years
>>or they rot because the place is to wet
>>better to grow them from seed in garden-soil
>>and replant them the second year in the garden
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