Award-winning hardy cyclamen collection - 18+9 Free bulbs
RHS AGM cyclamen bulb collection
- 2+1 FREE collections
- 1 collection
- Bulbs (only) £4.95
Buy the collection of 9 corms, 3 of each species, below for only £19.99, or buy 2 collections for £39.98 and get another collection free. That's 27 corms in total - 6 of each species and another 3 of each species free - a saving of £19.99
- Position: partial shade
- Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: through autumn, winter and into spring
- Flower colour: pink
- Hardiness: fully hardy
The pretty shades of hardy cyclamen are a beautiful sight in the garden when not many other plants are flowering. These little marvels can flower through three seasons from autumn all the way into spring. Supplied as large corms of flowering size.
In each collection you will receive the following:
3 × Cyclamen hederifolium One of the most common autumn cyclamen and often referred to as Cyclamen neapolitanum, with their pretty, marbled heart-shaped leaves and upright fragrant pink flowers. Generally flowering in September, October and November, these easy to grow cyclamen have a long period of interest before disappearing below ground over the summer. The flowers often appear well before the leaves, which later form a pretty carpet after the flowers have gone. Although they are usually planted in shade, these cyclamen originate from the Mediterranean so are equally happy in sun. Plant them en masse in a woodland setting with ferns and other shade-tolerant plants, or around the base of deciduous trees. Grows to 4½ inches tall.
3 × Cyclamen cilicium A more unusual cyclamen, but as easy to grow as other hardy cyclamen. The slender pale to rose pink flowers, sometimes with a light fragrance, appear between September and November and give this pretty cyclamen a more delicate appearance than many of the other species. Made up of 5 twisted and recurved petals, which have a magenta blotch at their mouth, the nodding flowers appear at the same time as the foliage in autumn and usually last for several weeks. The mid-green leaves are heavily patterned with silver on the upper surface, with a purplish sheen underneath, and will remain attractive throughout the winter before dying back in spring. Introduced in 1872, this species originates from coniferous forests in southern Turkey, where they are found growing amongst rocks and screes. They prefer a sheltered spot with freely draining soil in partial shade. Grows to 4-5 inches tall.
3 × Cyclamen coum After the autumn cyclamen have flowered, these delicate pink flowers with upswept petals appear in winter or early spring (generally December to April) above rounded, silvery green leaves. These diminutive cyclamen are perfect for naturalising around the base of deciduous trees and shrubs. Best in humus-rich, well-drained soil in partial shade, they make excellent companions for ferns and other shade-loving plants. Grows to 4 inches tall.
- Garden care: Plant corms with the rounded (usually smooth) side down, shallowly in humus-rich, fertile soil, ideally when in bud or flower. Apply a mulch of well-rotted leaf mould around the crown of the plants in spring as the foliage starts to die back.
- Humans/Pets: Ornamental bulbs - not to be eaten