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Cyclamen repandum

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.15m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite pink red
  • Leaf ColourDark grey green

Description

Cyclamen repandum. A native of Greece and France. Has striking dark green, heart-shaped and lobed leaves often marbled above and always reddish purple below. The white, pink or red fragrant flowers have twisted petals appear on slender 10 cm high stalks in spring. In cool areas the plant may continue flowering into summer .

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

Greece and France

Interest and use

Grown for their pendant flowers, grow indoors or outdoors.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, 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

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to black rot.

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