THE CYCLAMEN SOCIETY SEED DISTRIBUTION
The Cyclamen Society Seed Distribution is considered by many members to be the most important benefit from their membership of the Society, as the reason for most of them joining is a keen interest in growing the plants and Cyclamen reproduce almost exclusively from seed.
Details of the seed distribution accompany the June Journal and applications must be made on the Seed Application Form in the journal or the copy of it available below.
Fresh seed is distributed from late summer, which is the best time to ensure it should germinate well. The journal and website contain a list of a large range of seed which is generally available, including all the species (except C. somalense) in diverse flower colour and leaf forms, and some florists’ cyclamen cultivars.
There is also a separate list of seed harvested from plants collected on the Cyclamen Society’s expeditions (CSE seed).
Members are entitled to a free allocation of seed from the main list (usually 5 to 7 packets) and may purchase additional seed, if it is available. In 2017, postage will be paid for the free allocation but if additional seed is purchased a large letter stamp will be required. Any seed left after the main distribution may be listed in the December journal for purchase.
The seed distribution manager is happy to invoice overseas applicants only for the cost of the seed (by email) once their order is put together. They can then use Paypal to settle the invoice, before their order will be posted. Due to the large numbers involved, all UK applicants (and any overseas applicants not wishing to use Paypal) must send a “not to exceed” cheque, made payable to ‘The Cyclamen Society’, to the seed distribution manager with their application.
CSE Seed List – Example
The 2017 CSE Seed List will be prepared once seed has been received from donors, probably during October.
Packets are 50p each and orders will be dealt with on a first come first served basis.
Applicants must be members of the Society and should email or write to the seed distribution manager at the address given on the CSE Seed List above. The seed distribution manager is happy to invoice all applicants (UK and overseas) for the cost of the seed (by email) once their order is put together. Applicants can then use Paypal to settle the invoice, before their order will be posted. Otherwise a “not to exceed” cheque, made payable to ‘The Cyclamen Society’, must be forwarded to the seed distribution manager with the application.