Plant Database forum: My confusion around the Florist's Cyclamen..

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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Nov 18, 2012 11:05 AM CST
Should they all be entered under Cyclamen persicum?
Mostly they come without any tag at all, some I have entered in the past in the database under the name; Cyclamen 'Magic Flames' as that was imprinted on the pots.
Cyclamen 'Magic Flames'
Some sites call it Cyclamen persicum 'Magic Flames' others simply Cyclamen Magic Flames, I guess that is a series name?
Now I have bought other Florist's Cyclamen, some again without a tag or imprinted name on the pots, how do I enter them???
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Nov 18, 2012 12:37 PM CST

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I think 'Magic Flames' is the name of a mini-cyclamen, a fragrant one as I recall, and I think there is or was a Cyclamen nursery in Europe named "Magic Flames."

I would enter photos of florist's Cyclamen under C. persicum unless I knew the cultivar name.
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Nov 18, 2012 3:57 PM CST
Yes, Zuzu, they have a delicious fragrance and they are the mini-cyclamen, I did a search and yes ' Magic Flames' seems to be related to a nursery in Flanders;

http://www.fleurig.eu/dutch/specialiteiten/minicyclamen/mini...

so I think I'd better move the already entered pics to Cylamen persicum?
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Nov 18, 2012 4:04 PM CST

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Yes, if they aren't the fragrant minis, they should move to C. persicum.
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Nov 18, 2012 4:44 PM CST
Zuzu, all the mini Cyclamen I got are fragrant, named 'Magic Flames' or not.. Confused
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Nov 18, 2012 5:07 PM CST

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I think all of the miniatures are fragrant and some of the larger C. persicum are fragrant too, but Magic Flames is a specific cultivar, so it's best to enter them under C. persicum unless you're sure.
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Nov 19, 2012 12:49 AM CST
OK, I'll do that, thanks!

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