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Sunday, October 16, 2011

I can't get enough of them cyclamens

How can you resist the cyclamen once you realize you can grow them outside? Every individual is unique and every individual is beautiful. The ones with the rounded leaves are Cyclamen coum, and they flower in the spring. The ones with the jagged leaves are Cyclamen heterophylla, and they are in flower now.

Cyclamen are summer-dormant. The leaves are just now (it being October!) expanding to their fullest. Such odd organisms they are.
Cyclamen seeds around freely. The young'uns are easy to transplant.