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Cyclamen libanoticum

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to March
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite pink shades
  • Leaf ColourVariegated green yellow white
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Cyclamen libanoticum. Native to Lebanon, Bears dark green leaves have a white zone on the upper surface and blotches of yellow green; the undersides are deep purple. The fragrant flowers are white-pink with darker markings round the mouth and are produced from late winter to early spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

Lebanon

Interest and use

Grown for their pendant flowers, grow indoors or outdoors.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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

Propagate from seed in autumn; plants should flower in a year.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to black rot.

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