Cyclamen

COMMON NAME:  Cyclamen GENUS:  Cyclamen SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS: C. purpurascens-pinks; blooms in fall. C. hederifolium-vigorous, easy to grow. C. coum-cultivated since 1596. FAMILY: Primulaceae BLOOMS: Winter TYPE: Perennial DESCRIPTION: Cyclamen has lovely pink-carmine-magenta nodding flowers, borne singly on stems that, on some species, coil downward. The foliage is also quite attractive, usually a dark, glossy … Continue reading Cyclamen

Hybridization Of Orchids.

By the end of the 19th century a great many hybrids had been made and had flowered. After 1871, new hybrids were published in the Gardener's Chronicle, and from 1893, also in the Orchid Review which was established that year. In 1895 the orchid firm Sander & Sons of St. Albans, England, began to register … Continue reading Hybridization Of Orchids.