Cyclamen : A Guide for Gardeners, Horticulturists and by Christopher Grey-Wilson

By Christopher Grey-Wilson

A totally revised and up to date variation of the main complete learn of the genus Cyclamen ever undertaken, this booklet covers species either within the wild and in cultivation, besides analyses of the various culrtivars. The publication is fantastically illustrated with 2 hundred color pictures in addition to line drawings and maps exhibiting the distribution of some of the species within the wild. A bankruptcy is in particular dedicated to the very Read more...

summary: a totally revised and up-to-date version of the main entire examine of the genus Cyclamen ever undertaken, this booklet covers species either within the wild and in cultivation, besides analyses of the numerous culrtivars. The e-book is fantastically illustrated with 2 hundred color pictures in addition to line drawings and maps displaying the distribution of many of the species within the wild. A bankruptcy is particularly dedicated to the extremely important florists' cyclamen, Cyclamen persicum, in addition to targeted notes on cultivation and propagation. Cyclamen became ever extra renowned as backyard vegetation, and the quantity

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Hederifolium and C. coum in a single border, thus having an autumn display of flowers from the former and a winter show from the latter; however, C. hederifolium is far more vigorous and leafy and soon begins to dominate such an association to the detriment of the more refined C. coum. On the other hand, C. coum and C. cilicium mix tolerably well, being of more or less equal vigour. 6 A bank of Cyclamen coum at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Garden, Wisley, brightens the winter garden. 7 A drift of Cyclamen hederifolium at the base of a hedge makes an interesting feature.

Coum and will soon overwhelm it. On the other hand C. coum and C. cilicium mix tolerably well and are of more or less equal vigour, with the additional bonus of flowering at different seasons, thus prolonging the interest of the planting. There is no perfect planting time, although many advocate late August and September when the weather has begun to cool and when many species are commencing renewed root activity. If the weather permits and the soil is in good condition plants can be placed out at almost any time of the year, although it would be rash to plant the less hardy species outside in the autumn or winter before the onset of harsher weather.

Cyclamen are well adapted to the Mediterranean climate, growing and flowering in the cooler, moister winter and spring months and becoming dormant as the dry, hot summer months approach, when they disappear below ground to rest. The last phase in the annual cycle of the cyclamen plant is the ripening of the fruits, which often happens after the leaves have withered away. 40). It would be wrong to assume that all cyclamen require a hot, dry summer baking, for relatively few grow in such conditions in the wild, the best-known examples being C.

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