By Christopher Grey-Wilson

A very revised and up-to-date version of the main accomplished learn of the genus Cyclamen ever undertaken, this ebook covers species either within the wild and in cultivation, besides analyses of the numerous culrtivars. The booklet is fantastically illustrated with 2 hundred color photos in addition to line drawings and maps displaying the distribution of a number of the species within the wild. A bankruptcy is specifically dedicated to the very Read more...

summary: a totally revised and up-to-date version of the main entire research 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 superbly illustrated with two hundred color images in addition to line drawings and maps displaying the distribution of many of the species within the wild. A bankruptcy is specifically dedicated to the vitally important florists' cyclamen, Cyclamen persicum, in addition to unique notes on cultivation and propagation. Cyclamen became ever extra renowned as backyard crops, and the quantity

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Cilicium, C. coum, C. hederifolium, C. purpurascens and C. mirabile and, very occasionally, C. alpinum. It is far better to seek good plants in growth from a specialist cyclamen nursery or from an alpine nursery or garden centre that sells pot-grown plants in full growth. They will certainly cost a little more, but it is well worth the extra cost for reliability. There is no doubt that cyclamen are far easier to establish from ‘plants in the green’ than dormant tubers; the same is very true of snowdrops and winter aconites.

Elegans, C. graecum, C. libanoticum, C. mirabile, C. peloponnesiacum, C. persicum, C. pseudibericum and C. rohlfsianum. However, in addition, growers often grow especially fine forms of the hardier species under glass, especially if they like to show plants, so it is usual to see C. cilicium, C. coum, C. hederifolium, C. intaminatum, C. parviflorum, C. purpurascens and C. repandum also under glass. Of all these only C. graecum and C.

Both cornus and willow can be pruned hard back in the spring to produce a new flush of colourful growths for the following winter. A hazel coppice is another good setting for C. coum, reflecting one of its associations in the wild. A tapestry of cyclamen can be interspersed with clumps of yellow or pale pink primroses (Primula vulgaris and its subspecies sibthorpii), snowdrops and celandines (Ranunculus ficaria cultivars) in bronzes, creams and yellows, punctuated by bold clumps of Lenten roses, Helleborus X hybridus, with their enticing saucer flowers in greens, yellows, pinks, purples, smoky blues or almost black.

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