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Commonly known as Sowbread

Genus of 24 species of tuberous perennials found in habitats ranging from alpine woodland and damp woods to dry sands and maquis from the Mediterranean east to Iran and south to Somalia.

Flowers can be produced at almost any time of year depending on the species. The most commonly available are C. coum which is winter flowering and C. hederifolium which blooms in summer and autumn.

Further Reading....

  • Alpine or rock plant - These plants prefer well drained soil and are generally dwarf in habit.
  • 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 perennials. Rounded to heart-shaped leaves sometimes toothed or lobed. Leaves can be silver-zoned or have light and dark patches on the upper surface. Purplish-red beneath
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - mice and squirrels. Vine weevil, cyclamen mite, grey mould.
  • Place of origin - Mediterranean, Iran, Somalia
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Rockery (inc alpine) -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - - some fragrant.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - moderately fertile. Humus-rich. Mulch annually with leaf mould.
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -

Buy Varieties of CYCLAMEN


CYCLAMEN coum  >

An alpine variety producing shades of pink
pot grown individually £7.50 each, 3+ £7.00 each, 10+ £6.50 each

CYCLAMEN hederifolium   AWARD

CYCLAMEN hederifolium  >

(neapolitanum) - rose-pink, marbled ivy foliage, flowers in autumn
pot grown individually £7.50 each, 3+ £7.00 each, 10+ £6.50 each

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