These are among the most artisticfor the warm and reward the long patience needed to foster their slow growth from , during which time the corm is forming. Make the first in August or first week of September and again in October for succession. Dibble the about I in. apart and not more than /4 in. deep. Place the pans in a warm and moist in the at a temperature of 6o° F. When some are large enough for removal transfer to thumb , taking care not to insert them too deeply. As the plants develop, shift into larger pots. The Triumph strain may be gently forced, if required, in a temperature of 62 degrees F. to 65 degrees F. with abundant moisture, under which conditions they flourish and keep their rigid self-supporting habit. The plants respond to soil containing well-decayed farmyard manure, old hotbed manure or moss peat. Pink Fragrance is a fine rose-pink variety. Increase cyclamen annually by , if necessary. The corms are, however, very long-lived.
which flourish in the open have considerably smaller blossom, indeed they are dwarfs admirably suitable for the rockery. They are hardy, like a peat soil with mould, and should be planted 18 in. apart, barely covering the corms with soil. neapolitanum bears rose-pink in September. There is an even more lovely white form which is unaccountably scarce. C. repandum is red with fragrant blooms in April.