Cyclamen persicum 'Laser Scarlet'
From a good number of seeds, I raised just one seedling. Stayed small forever, and I finally just planted it out in a protected area near out patio. Mostly forgot about it, although up close the patterned leaves were neat. Then late August, I suddenly noticed the flower. Unfortunately, something had been eating on it, but I still took a photo - I'm unlikely to go through the process of raising it from seed again, so this was my last chance...
||mother's day cyclamen
||scarlet (late summer)
||ordinary garden soil
||germinate in dark conditions
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
Unless, of course, I buy the plants already established – which is what I did shortly after arriving in Houston, to spruce up the front yard. Full sun, which it didn't care for – but I managed to take a pic (above right) before it got all wilty.
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Janet DG||May 11, 2006||I grew a number of cyclamen seedlings from the seedpod my plant finally produced before expiring. That was before I knew it was supposed to be difficult. I think it was beginner's luck. I believe the difference was that the seed was very fresh when I sowed it. I stuck the tiny pot in the butter compartment for a couple of weeks to provide a bit of a chill and when I brought it back out to room temperature, they all promptly sprouted. The seedlings have not grown much over the last year, so I've moved them outside and planted several directly in the garden. I hope my results are as good as yours, but if so, I will definitely bring at least one in for the winter. I also had something chew on the leaves of the mother plant one year - a horrible greenish grey worm. I picked them all off and that solved the problem. I had to check daily for about a week though.|
|jessie||Feb 22, 2009||what a bout year old seeds. i used the "parent plants " for a science experiment
I'm not sure about this species in particular, but I've found that seeds of other cyclamen species stay viable for several years.
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