As most of you must know by now, I love cyclamen. Each year I add more to my collection.
My latest addition is the very pretty Cyclamen repandum or at least I thought so :(( Originating from France, Greece and other Mediterranean countries I hoped it would do well here.
They are mainly used in rockeries, and woodland areas.
Last Autumn I decided I would plant some beneath the old apple tree for a show in early Spring.
They have just come into bloom (way to early) and look exactly like Cyclamen Coum. I am so disappointed. Obviously the plants had the wrong label.
This is not the first time this has happened.
Despite your disappointment this is a splendid little bloom. I wish I could grow them. I have tried several times. Our droughts take them out, not to mention winters like the one we are having. Love seeing them here. Wish I could smell one.ReplyDelete
I just looked up what it is supposed to look like. Sigh~~ she is a beauty. I hope you find one soon. Maybe the place that sent you these will send again. ???ReplyDelete
I bought the plants from a local nursery Lisa. A family business, and I know them well. It was just that initial disappointment of seeing them bloom. I was so excited.Delete
I will go to the nursery this week.
Turning cold here.
I like seeing them around, rare colour in autumn!ReplyDelete
Yes Simon, agreed.Delete
It is great to see them popping up here and there In the coldest months.
So frustrating! It is quite a pretty flower, but I know the disappointment you must be feeling.ReplyDelete
I hope you can buy from another source - and get the right ones!
It was just the initial disappointment Wendy.Delete
I know the people who run the nursery. I am sure they will sort something out.
Ah, yes Cheryl. I read your comment to Lisa and realize that you bought from a family-run nursery. No need to go elsewhere. These thing happen. Thanks for the good wishes to stay warm. The deep freeze is lifting and warmer temps coming our way. Yippeee!Delete
It's surprising how often that happens, especially with bulbs! What a shame, I hope you manage to get the right one, such a lovely variety.xxxReplyDelete
It does happen often. I bought what I thought was a white rose for the centre of a flower bed. Turned out to be peach, and looks totally out of place. I cannot be bothered to move it at the moment, so it is a good talking point :))Delete
They are pretty nonetheless... but it is always such a disappointment when that happens...ReplyDelete
They are pretty Jandi but I have dozens of this particular plant.Delete
They look stunning en masse.
I was just looking forward to seeing something a little bit different.
Never mind, all part of gardening I suppose :)
Sorry you were disappointed, Cheryl. I've often had that happen where plants were mislabeled. I wish I could grow cyclamen here. I'm afraid our winters are just too frigid for them.ReplyDelete
I can imagine Rose.....they would never survive the heat of summer and cold of winter in your part of the world.Delete
Sorry you were disappointed Cheryl.ReplyDelete
Cyclamen are lovely aren't they ...
I'm sure in time you can sort it.
All the best Jan