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Sam 37Sam 37 Posts: 1,114

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.


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,177

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

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601

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

  • Sam 37Sam 37 Posts: 1,114

    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 Posts: 21,882

    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. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Sam 37Sam 37 Posts: 1,114

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

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