starry little cyclamen

christinmk z5b eastern WAOctober 5, 2013

I started some cyclamen from seed last year and a couple of them bloomed this year! Needless to say I am stoked, lol.

I shared a pic of a pink one awhile ago on another thread. Here is a shot of a white one I discovered blooming the other day. Its cute and kind of unique...the flowers are starry and have extra petals that are a bit leaner and flatter. Kind of reminds me of a jasmine.
CMK

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giraffe(5b)

Loooove cyclamen.....thanks!

    Bookmark   October 5, 2013 at 2:10PM
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gyr_falcon(Sunset 23 USDA 9)

That is a well earned flowering cyclamen. Congratulations on getting them from seed to blooming stage! I see you are soon to be gifted with some more stars, too. Cyclamens bloom for a very long time here and I loved their show last winter. Unfortunately, they are too pricey for this year's design due to some unexpected financial slaps. But I'm not ready to try my patience from seed yet.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2013 at 10:32PM
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princessgrace79(8 PNW)

Very very cute! Does the white come from seed grown? Mine came with the house 6 years ago (apparently the previous owner got hers in a purchased mulch by accident) and they have spread to all corners of the yard via squirrels and birds but just the last two years I have been seeing white.

Gyr Falcon you should have found my trade post :) I could dig out cyclamen all day long lol

    Bookmark   October 6, 2013 at 2:17AM
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christinmk z5b eastern WA

Thanks!

-princessgrace, yep, it came from seed as well. Your lucky to have them pop up so much! Just imagine the blanket of color you will have in a couple years when they are all in bloom! Do yours all have that cool silver mottled foliage as well?
CMK

    Bookmark   October 6, 2013 at 11:50AM
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gyr_falcon(Sunset 23 USDA 9)

lol princessgrace. How lucky for you! But I don't have squirrels at this house--and I don't miss those losing battles. Even for cyclamens all over the garden. ;) But it sounds as if your landscape helpers are having a good go at becoming designers.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2013 at 9:02PM
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florauk(8/9)

That's a very sweet little C hederifolium and one year from seed is fast. I see yours is already producing seed of its own so it's clearly happy. It will be interesting to see if the offspring are white or pink depending on whether there were pink plants in its ancestry.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2013 at 6:23AM
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katob Z6ish, NE Pa

What a nice little flower. Do all the blooms have the extra petal? Mine are just starting to put out their leaves and it's nice to see things coming to life rather than packing it up for the year.
Frank

    Bookmark   October 8, 2013 at 11:19AM
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christinmk z5b eastern WA

-Frank, I had wondered the same thing. I went out to check today and the new blooms are the typical cyclamen-shape, not starry like the above pic. Too bad, I liked the odd flowers.

I went out and took some more pictures of the other cyclamen I planted. Only two are in bloom, but the foliage alone is enough I think! Yes, I am dorky enough to name all of my little plants. LOL. I figure it is easier for me to recognize these in the future by names rather than numbers. Slideshow below...
CMK

Here is a link that might be useful: Cyclamen slideshow

    Bookmark   October 8, 2013 at 3:57PM
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katob Z6ish, NE Pa

I guess I'm dorky enough to want to see a slide show of baby cyclamen plants.... Except it says your photobucket is private.... am I doing something wrong?

    Bookmark   October 8, 2013 at 6:44PM
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christinmk z5b eastern WA

Ooops. My fault... here it is again
CMK

Here is a link that might be useful: cyclamen

    Bookmark   October 8, 2013 at 7:00PM
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christinmk z5b eastern WA

An interesting thing I learned just today...the silver mottling/variegation on cyclamen is called Reflective or Blister variegation because of a layer of air beneath the epidermis/surface of the leaf that causes a reflection that gives the illusion of silver coloration. Kinda' cool....
CMK

    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 1:50PM
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