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Cyclamen cyprium

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.05m to 0.1m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen mottled red

Description

Cyclamen cyprium. An ornamental perennial with cordate leaves and white pink flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

Cypress

Interest and use

Greenhouse

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy to frost tender, min 5-7C and will require humus-rich, well drained soil with sun or partial shade. If pot grown, in summer dry off tubers of all except C.purpurascens (which is evergreen and flowers in summer); repot in autumn and water to restart growth.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds, stem or root cuttings in late summer or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

C.persicum and its cultivars are susceptible to black root rot. Under glass red spider mites and grey mould.

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