Deeper pink Cyclamen coum

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Deeper pink Cyclamen coum in Hitch Lyman's garden

There were many patches of Cyclamen coum in Mr. Lyman’s garden. This had the most intensely colored flowers. Having finally seen this cyclamen for myself, I regret not having purchased some from Seneca Hill Perennials when it was still in business.

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In its own way, frost may be one of the most beautiful things to happen in your garden all year . . . Don’t miss it. Like all true beauty, it is fleeting. It will grace your garden for but a short while this morning. . . . For this moment, embrace frost as the beautiful gift that it is.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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Noreen April 5, 2011, 9:57 pm

I never knew cyclamen could be cold hardy to zone 3. I grew some with success in front of a doorwall in my apartment many years ago and got it to bloom. Of course, it was on the cool side in front of that doorwall, so it rebloomed very nicely. Now I want some for my home garden!

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