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An alpine variety producing shades of pink
Good to know - does not thrive in very dry soils. Colours vary from white to shades of pink and carmine-red.
Pests & Diseases - mice and squirrels. Vine weevil, cyclamen mite, grey mould.
Place of Origin - Bulgaria, Caucasus, Turkey, Lebanon, Israel.
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Height - 5-8cm (2-3in)
Spread - 10cm (4in)
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Tuberous - tuberous perennial with rounded leaves 2.5-6cm (1-2½in) long. Leaves can be shiny, unmarked and dark green or deep green with silver markings. Produces compact flowers to 2cm (¾in) long with dark carmine-red and white mouths.
fertile well drained soil - moderately fertile. Humus-rich. Mulch annually with leaf mould.
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Protect your knees in the garden with this squishy mat. Water-repellent and light weight.