Cyclamen hederifolium 'Silver Leaf'

SILVER LEAF CYCLAMEN

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Cyclamen hederifolium ‘Silver Leaf’
SILVER LEAF CYCLAMEN

Cyclamen hederifolium ‘Silver Leaf’ has spectacularly metallic silver leaves.
Otherwise it is just as hardy and easy to grow as all it’s other plainer siblings.

Snow white flowers & frosty silver shimmering leaves

‘Silver Leaf’ bears either snow-white or pink winged flowers from autumn to spring.
And the pristine white flowers look so striking against those shimmering frosty silver leaves.

Naturalize in Dry Shade

Cyclamen hederifolium ‘Silver Leaf’ 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 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’ 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 punnets on the surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Then lightly cover the seeds with sieved mix or fine gravel to depth equal to the diameter of the seeds.

Now thoroughly moisten the sown punnet by soaking it in a 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.

Continue to keep moist & dark at approx. 16C. for rapid germination.

Most seed should germinate in 28-42 days, but some may be longer so do not discard punnet.
It is a natural process for the seed 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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