is big good

Hi a poser for you ,my cyclamen corm is very big it is about 7" diameter and is out of the ground 1".It is still flowering its head off do i need to cover the corm or leave well alone.I tried to download a photo but it would not let me .Looking forward to your replies.image


  • Leave it be! If there is a hint of frost cover it, but generally very hardy I find! image


  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,805

    A friend of ours had to take a carving knife to a corm of C. hederifolium to get it to fit into a 14 inch diameter plat pot.  Won him a lot of Firsts too1

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,039

    If this is a hardy Cyclamen hederifolium leave it alone, it's how they grow. 7" isn't fully grown. Tough as old boots, I mowed the top off a big one, it only flowered round the edge for years after that but it's back on form now. Totally hardy

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,093

    Big is always good (where bulbs or cake is concerned)

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Thanks for your help,it may not be the biggest but its mine and i love it(not as much as cakes).

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