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?
This reminded me of a recent discussion on the SRGC forum that you may find interesting (if you are not already aware of it - see pages 20-21 in the "Cyclamen 2010" thread):http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=4752.285
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm
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.
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!
Here's another observation of corms (C. hederifolium) above ground (and seemingly unaffected), this one at Wisley Garden from an SRGC thread.http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=6028.msg166561#msg166561
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.
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.
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.
NE Massachusetts (New England) USA zone 6 (5B to 6B)
gardens visited, photographs: www.flickr.com/photos/wildmeadow