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Cyclamen hederifolium var. album

Sowbread

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to November
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Cyclamen hederifolium var. album (Sowbread). A stalked clumped perennial with white flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb, Herbaceous

Origin

S. Europe. Naturalized in Britain

Interest and use

Specimen, can be grown in pots.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • 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

Annual self-seeding

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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