Shade Gardening forum: Hardy cyclamen care?

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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Nov 5, 2015 7:11 PM CST
I have a hardy cyclamen in a pot in the shade and it's thriving. During summer the tuber was brown and dormant. For my zone do I just leave it outside all year? When do I fertilize and when will it bloom?
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Nov 6, 2015 8:21 AM CST
Are you thinking of planting it in the ground? I think some of the hardy cyclamen can take a zone 6.
Name: Mary
Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a)
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Pistil
Nov 6, 2015 12:07 PM CST
Depends which kind of cyclamen you have. I have C. hederifolium which is dormant in summer, then gets leaves and blooms late summer/fall, but C. coum blooms late winter/spring. Both are hardy in your zone in the ground but I am not sure about a pot, if you have another super cold winter I suppose it might not make it.
Could you upload a photo ?
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
Nov 6, 2015 2:54 PM CST
Shadegardener said:Are you thinking of planting it in the ground? I think some of the hardy cyclamen can take a zone 6.


I don't want it spreading so no.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Nov 7, 2015 8:21 AM CST
Hmm - I'm not sure I'd leave it outside in a pot above ground over winter.
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
Nov 7, 2015 2:05 PM CST
Pistil said:Depends which kind of cyclamen you have. I have C. hederifolium which is dormant in summer, then gets leaves and blooms late summer/fall, but C. coum blooms late winter/spring. Both are hardy in your zone in the ground but I am not sure about a pot, if you have another super cold winter I suppose it might not make it.
Could you upload a photo ?



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