Cyclamen hederifolium ‘Silver Leaf Pink’
SILVER LEAF PINK CYCLAMEN
Cyclamen hederifolium ‘Silver Leaf Pink’ has spectacularly metallic silver leaves.
Otherwise it is just as hardy and easy to grow as all its other plainer leafed siblings.
Frosty silver shimmering leaves
‘Silver Leaf Pink’ bears chirpy, pink, winged flowers from autumn to spring.
And the cheery flowers look so striking against those shimmering, frosty-silver leaves.
There is also a gentle, delightful fragrance from some flowering corms.
Naturalize in Dry Shade
Cyclamen hederifolium ‘Silver Leaf Pink’ is a tough, frost hardy bulb.
So it is easy to naturalize in dry shade under trees & shrubs.
Where it will gently self-sow to make a carpet of silver and pink to light up a gloomy area.
Water-wise & low maintenance
It is also a summer dormant bulb, and will not mind at all if water is scarce over summer.
So it is an excellent choice for water-wise and low maintenance gardeners.
15cm High x 30cm Wide clump of luminous foliage and flowers.
SEED SOWING ADVICE:
Cyclamen hederifolium ‘Silver Leaf Pink’ seeds are best sown late autumn or winter.
First soak seeds in warm water with a little detergent for 24 hours, then rinse thoroughly in fresh water before sowing.
Now sow the seeds in a punnet on the surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Then lightly cover the seeds with sieved mix or fine gravel to a depth equal to the diameter of the seeds.
Now thoroughly moisten the sown punnet by soaking it in a shallow water bath so the moisture percolates up to the surface from below.
Then cover the punnet with a dark lid, such as a piece of cardboard or black plastic.
Because Cyclamen hederifolium ‘Silver Leaf Pink’ need dark to germinate.
Continue to keep moist and dark at approx. 16C. for rapid germination.
Most seed should germinate in 28-42 days, but some may take longer.
So do not discard the punnet.
It is a natural process for the seeds to germinate at different times, as a cunning trick by the plant to give the seed a sporting chance to germinate into a good period of weather.
Seed Count: 3 seeds per pack (Seed of this beautiful variety is very limited).
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