transplanting wild cyclamen

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  1. janepots

    janepots Active Member

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    Hi,
    I gathered up several tiny bulbs last spring and after the baby leaves disappeared, every one came back with adult looking leaves. I have a pot with about 8 of these baby plants..since they are dormant in the summer, when should I plant them into the ground?
    Thanks, Jane
     
  2. chimera

    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Would think now would be ok, maybe with a little bonemeal and mulch, if the tubers are .6cm. {1/4"} or larger and they have 3 or more leaves. Best time likely next August before they come out of dormancy. Wondering which species.
     
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  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Bought and planted in various states, like other "bulbs" not too fussy about being handled. Even if you broke the leaves off would probably come back the next year.

    Late summer blooming C. hederifolium is the common one often multiplying on local sites, it also produces quite large tubers in time. After that C. coum is the predominant species. It blooms in winter. Specialists will have various others. None are native to North America.
     
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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    When separating them from a clump of potting soil a dinner fork can be helpful to avoid damaging the small fine roots.
     

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