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Cyclamen persicum ‘Sierra Series’

Persian cyclamen

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to May
  • Height0.15m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPink, red, white, green
  • Leaf ColourDeep silver green

Description

Cyclamen persicum ‘Sierra Series’ (Persian cyclamen). This variety has marbled foliage and flowers in late winter. It bears flowers in colours including white, pink, salmon-pink, scarlet, lilac or purple.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb, Herbaceous

Other common names

Florist's cyclamen

Origin

Greece to Lebanon and North Africa.

Interest and use

Rock garden, ground cover, container, indoors, naturaliser, wildflower/meadow, under shrubs

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessTender (min 11°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0
  • 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

Plant your bulbs flat side down and maintain an even moisture. Planting depth should be 2 to 3 inches.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, botrytis and thrip may be a problem.

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