Plants can’t read

Cyclamen hederifolium

The books all say that Cyclamen hederifolium (ivy-leafed cyclamen) blooms late summer into autumn, but most of my plants started flowering just before the solstice.  At this time of year, there’s so much else going on in the garden that it’s easy to overlook these little pink flowers in the darkest spots under the deciduous canopy.

4 thoughts on “Plants can’t read

  1. With all the heat we’ve had so far this year, maybe your cyclamen has accumulated enough growing degree-days to bloom. To it, perhaps late summer has already arrived.


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