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Cyclamen europaeum

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Features

  • BloomsAugust
  • Height0.06m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite pink
  • Leaf ColourSilver red green

Description

Cyclamen europaeum. A perennial herb from Europe with silver red green leaves and pink-white flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

Southern Alps

Interest and use

Grown for their pendant flowers, grow indoors or outdoors.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (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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