Ellen Hornig
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:16:51 PDT
Since they germinate best when fresh, and they ripen in early July or
thereabouts, I'm thinking they self-sow best in places with moderate
summer-to-fall temps (not baking hot),  plenty of moisture during that
period, and either fairly mild winters (PNW) or plenty of snow cover
(upstate NY).

Upstate NY does have an unusual climate for growing semi-hardy plants.
When I lived there, I had cardiocrinums, several eucomis, most of the
summer-rainfall kniphofia species, thousands of Cyclamen coum and
hederifolium, amazing primulas, and - well, a lot of wonderful stuff.  Here
in Massachusetts, with its erratic snow cover and sandier and more acid
soils, I can only grow a tiny subset of what I used to grow.  The one up
side I note is that Cyclamen purpurascens does much better here, and self
sows with an abandon matched only by the squirrels' diligence in unearthing
the seedlings.  On the whole, though, this climate is more of a challenge.


On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 7:53 PM, gentian21 <> wrote:

> What i would like to know is how to get cyclamen to self sow at all.
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