Surfacing corms

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Hoy
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Surfacing corms

The corms of my Cyclamens are growing bigger and bigger - and subsequently surfacing. They don' seem to dislike it but I suppose the new shoots are more vulnerable. No I wonder what to do. Cover with soil or let them be. Any suggestions?

Lori S.
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This reminded me of a recent discussion on the SRGC forum that you may find interesting (if you are not already aware of it - see pages 20-21 in the "Cyclamen 2010" thread):
http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=4752.285

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Hoy
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Thanks, Lori, I wasn't aware of this thread - it is so much out there! Think I will cover the corms with some soil and pebbles.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
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Here's another observation of corms (C. hederifolium) above ground (and seemingly unaffected), this one at Wisley Garden from an SRGC thread.
http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=6028.msg166561#msg166561

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Hoy
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Thanks, Lori!
I visited Wisley in the summer of 2009 and noticed the Cyclamen corms above ground but in the wild I have never seen them surfacing. Anyway, I have covered my corms with a soil/sand mix to protect them a little.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
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And what should I see as I was out mucking about in the yard... an exposed corm here too, seemingly without ill effect, on C. purpurascens.

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

externmed
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A lady from NE Massachusetts found a cyclamen in her lawn(!) that was growing largely upside down and on top of the soil -- apparently with no problems.  Assurances that cyclamen in the lawn are not the usual here.

NE Massachusetts (New England) USA  zone 6 (5B to 6B)

gardens visited, photographs:  www.flickr.com/photos/wildmeadow

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