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Sam 37Sam 37 Posts: 977

A couple of months ago I bought a cyclamen and planted it in a south-facing spot in the garden.  Since then it has been flowering ptofusely and at the moment it has several seed-pods  which are still very green.

As I would like to use the seed to propagate the plant but fear in this weather the seed will not ripen, I wonder if anyone has any advice for what I should do next?

Thank you.

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,849

    Is it definitely a hardy Cyclamen or a half hardy one?

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,212

    I have some hardy cyclamen and they seed themselves very freely so I guess they can cope with the weather.

  • Sam 37Sam 37 Posts: 977

    Thank you for your replies, Ladybird and Posy.

    I bought it at the flower market and the information supplied was "Outdoor Cyclamen".  (cheapskate, I know!)

    It has small leaves but they're not ivy shaped.  The flowers are not large but not tiny either. 

    I can only hope it is hardy; if not, well, we'll start again next year!

    Thank you, again. image

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,887

    There’s a nice little video here, it shows how you have to leave the seed pods on until they curl up, don’t try to pick them before they do that.

    https://youtu.be/JTT728A4U40 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Sam 37Sam 37 Posts: 977

    Thank you, Lyn.  I've had a look. Very helpful!  image

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