Cyclamen hederifolium

Cyclamen hederifolium

Cyclamen

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Cyclamen hederifolium
  • Common name: Cyclamen
  • Plant type: Bulb

Height: 10cm

Spread: 15cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Hardy cyclamen, Cyclamen hederifolium, is a pretty hardy perennial, bearing delicate silver-lined dark green leaves reminscant of ivy, and dainty blooms in shades of pink, in autumn. It's perfect for growing at the base of small shrubs and trees, and naturalising in grass.

For best results grow Cyclamen hederifolium in humus-rich soil in partial shade. Mulch annually with well-rotted leaf mould to prevent the tubers from drying out in summer, and from winter cold. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Cyclamen hederifolium in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. Plants self-seed freely.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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