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Cyclamen for Summer and Autumn

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Cyclamen hederifolium, a typical pink selection. Author’s photographs

My appreciation for cyclamen begins anew each year in late summer when the first flowers appear in gardens that usually look tired, dry, and in need of something refreshing. Seemingly from nowhere, dainty, sparkling cyclamen blossoms of pink and white, dot the garden. A fresh perspective and a renewed spirit take hold and carry me well into the winter months. For many years, the Elisabeth C Miller Botanical Garden, in Seattle, has been engaged in a trial-and-error process of growing these treasured plants; we hope our observations will help others succeed with these garden gems. Some can be tricky to cultivate, being particularly sensitive to soil moisture levels during their summer dormancy. A few of these species are readily available, while others may be difficult to find. For the more uncommon species, look for seed from specialty organizations such as the Cyclamen Society or the North American Rock Garden Society.

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