Surfacing corms

Submitted by Hoy on Thu, 09/09/2010 - 13:50

The corms of my Cyclamens are growing bigger and bigger - and subsequently surfacing. They don' seem to dislike it but I suppose the new shoots are more vulnerable. No I wonder what to do. Cover with soil or let them be. Any suggestions?


Submitted by Hoy on Sun, 09/12/2010 - 00:59

Thanks, Lori, I wasn't aware of this thread - it is so much out there! Think I will cover the corms with some soil and pebbles.

Submitted by Hoy on Mon, 09/20/2010 - 01:01

Thanks, Lori!
I visited Wisley in the summer of 2009 and noticed the Cyclamen corms above ground but in the wild I have never seen them surfacing. Anyway, I have covered my corms with a soil/sand mix to protect them a little.

Submitted by Lori S. on Mon, 10/11/2010 - 16:05

And what should I see as I was out mucking about in the yard... an exposed corm here too, seemingly without ill effect, on C. purpurascens.

Submitted by externmed on Mon, 09/12/2011 - 06:00

A lady from NE Massachusetts found a cyclamen in her lawn(!) that was growing largely upside down and on top of the soil -- apparently with no problems.  Assurances that cyclamen in the lawn are not the usual here.