Cyclamen hederifolium

$5.00

Late winter early spring swept back flowers of white pink or red. The ivy shaped foliage is heavily marked with silver. Completely hardy this bulb is ideal to naturalize. It is very tolerant of dry shade. It has a summer dormancy and re appears with the autumn rains. Native of the Mediterranean countries it will self seed freely. 13cm x 13cm.

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Description

Common Name: Ivy Leaved Cyclamen
Seed Count: 10
Family: Hardy Bulb

Late winter early spring swept back flowers of white pink or red. The ivy shaped foliage is heavily marked with silver. Completely hardy this bulb is ideal to naturalize. It is very tolerant of dry shade. It has a summer dormancy and re appears with the autumn rains. Native of the Mediterranean countries it will self seed freely. 13cm x 13cm.

Sowing Advice

Cyclamen have been found to germinate best in total darkness at around 13 to 16°CStored seed can be sown from late winter to mid-spring to flower in autumn of the same year. The seed must be soaked in water for 10 hours or more and then rinsed thoroughly before sowing. Sow the seed into good quality seed raising mix and lightly cover with river sand or compost .We cover seed tray with dark lid. Most of the seed should germinate in 28 to 42 days but some may be considerably longer. Do not throw seed tray for at least one year.

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