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Cyclamen hederifolium

sowbread ( syn. Cyclamen neapolitanum )

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Cyclamen hederifolium

sowbread ( syn. Cyclamen neapolitanum )

  • available to order from late spring
  • 9cm pot
  • £7.99
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  • 3 × 9cm pots
  • £23.97 £21.00
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  • Standard
  • Position: full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: October to November
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    With their pretty, marbled, heart-shaped leaves and upright, fragrant pink or white flowers, these cyclamen have a long season of interest before disappearing below ground over the summer. The flowers of this autumn-flowering cyclamen often appear well before the leaves, which form a pretty carpet after the flowers have finished. 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. Please be aware that this plant will die back completely to below ground level during the warmer months.

  • Garden care: Plant shallowly in humus-rich, fertile soil. Apply a mulch of well-rotted leafmould around the crown of the plants in spring as the foliage starts to die back.

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