Plants in the Garden: Early flowering of Cyclamen
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Has anyone else experienced Cylamen hederifolium producing flowers in mid-July? This only seems to involve white-flowered varieties including C. hederifolium forma albiflorum (which in the garden have much taller & larger flowers than usual) and C. hederifolium 'Artemis' (normal looking flowers on pot-grown plant) There is absolutely no sign of any pink-flowered plants showing yet. I suspect the unusual weather patterns in the south-east are responsible but why only the "whites"? Tony Porter
Hello Tony, we have several pink Cyclamen hederifolium flowering in the garden and also in pots. The first flowers in Devon appeared the last week in July. We have several large corms producing many pink flowers, so far no leaves and 1 small white flowered corm. This garden is new to us but the cyclamen flowered in September 05 & 06.
I have this potful of Cyclamen Alpinum, last year it started flowering in late January, this year it started in early December. The first photo was taken 20th December 2007, the second 4th January 2008. It was flowering before the cold spell in December, although we had frost before that. I suspect the mildness of late 2006 was what held it up last year.