Plant ID forum: What is this bulb/tuber?

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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Sep 8, 2015 9:09 PM CST
Bought it discount labeled as oxalis but it looks nothing like it. No growth so I repotted and put outside and two months nothing has grown! Don't know if it's dormant or dead?
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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Sep 8, 2015 9:36 PM CST
It looks a lot like a Cyclamen corm. The stems that contained seed pods coil up like the spiraled remnants that I see on your corm. Most are summer dormant so if it still feels firm then it should start growing soon. Smiling
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Sep 8, 2015 11:57 PM CST
Danita said:It looks a lot like a Cyclamen corm. The stems that contained seed pods coil up like the spiraled remnants that I see on your corm. Most are summer dormant so if it still feels firm then it should start growing soon. Smiling

Thank you that's it!
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Sep 10, 2015 2:33 PM CST
Green Grin!
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Oct 21, 2015 8:25 PM CST
Danita said:It looks a lot like a Cyclamen corm. The stems that contained seed pods coil up like the spiraled remnants that I see on your corm. Most are summer dormant so if it still feels firm then it should start growing soon. Smiling


You were right, but how do I care for it now?

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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Oct 22, 2015 1:21 PM CST
How do I know if it's Hardy cyclamen or not?
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Oct 23, 2015 7:16 AM CST
keithp2012 said:

You were right, but how do I care for it now?

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I would plant it in the shade garden... And then let it be.

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