One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Cyclamen coum 'Something Magic' This one cames from Terra Nova, allegedly the first tissue cultured Coum
They certainly picked a beautiful form to produce. It is one of the "Christmas Tree" types (the green interior of the leaf vaguely resembles a Christmas tree). Karen and the boys snagged it while they were picking up plants for an installation job. That's an occupational hazard, spending so much time at Garden Centers. I'm glad they picked it up, its a beautiful little plant.
For us, C. coum flowers in the spring, or at least late in the winter. The other hardy Cyclamen commonly grown in the Washington area is Cyclamen hederifolium. Both leaf out this time of year, but hederifolium begins flowering as it leafs out; we have dozens of flowers on various plants now.