CYCLAMEN

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.
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant

Buy Varieties of CYCLAMEN

 AWARD
CYCLAMEN coum

CYCLAMEN coum

an alpine variety producing shades of pink

 
pot grown
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CYCLAMEN hederifolium

CYCLAMEN hederifolium

(neapolitanum) - rose-pink, marbled ivy foliage, flowers in autumn

 
pot grown
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