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Cyclamen purpurascens

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to September
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.15m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPurple, pink
  • Leaf ColourSilver-deep green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Cyclamen purpurascens. A perennial herb from Europe with large glossy silver red green leaves and pink-white scented flowers on 10cm stalks.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

Mediterranean

Interest and use

Aquatic

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Plant at a depth of approximately 3cm.

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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