Seeds

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 are reproduced below. Applicants for seed must be members of the Society and applications must be made on the Seed Application Form in the journal. You can join the Society easily through the Membership page on this website to obtain copies of this year’s journal, the current Seed Application Form and be eligible to apply for CSE seed (see below).

Fresh seed is distributed from late summer, which is the best time to ensure it should germinate well. The journal and the website link below 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 and from good plants owned by two members of the society, Peter Moore and Jan Bravenboer (CSE/PM/JB 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. 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 or an enquiry can be made to the seed distribution manager through seeds@cyclamen.org.

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. You do not have to have a Paypal account to pay via by Paypal, you simply give credit or debit card details as you would for any secure online transaction. 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.

Seed List 2018

CSE 2019 Gallery

CSE/PM/JB Seed List 2019
The CSE/PM/JB Seed List is prepared each year, once seed has been received from donors, and is released as early as feasible.
The most recent list is shown above.
The JB seed packets are only numbered so members will need to return to this website list to identify their packets.
All seed is from Jan Bravenboer’s stock plants and bears the descriptions which he had written on the labels.
All the stock plants were open pollinated so variability is to be expected.

Packets are 50p each and orders will be dealt with on a first come first served basis.

Applicants for CSE seed must be members of the Society. You can join the Society easily through the Membership page on this website to obtain copies of this year’s journal, the current Seed Application Form and be eligible to apply for CSE seed.

Applicants for CSE seed should email the seed distribution manager through seeds@cyclamen.org or write to them 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. You do not have to have a Paypal account to pay via by Paypal, you simply give credit or debit card details as you would for any secure online transaction. Otherwise a “not to exceed” cheque, made payable to ‘The Cyclamen Society’, must be forwarded to the seed distribution manager with the application.