Cyclamen hederifolium [AGM] - Ivy-leaved cyclamen

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  • AGM

  • Flowers attract bees

  • Plant for chalk soil

  • Plant for clay soil

  • Plant for shade

The striking flowers of the autumn cyclamen come in shades of pink. Corms increase in size and when several are planted together, carpets of flowers in autumn and early winter look spectacular beneath trees and shrubs.

Prefers a well-drained soil in partial to full shade. Summer dormant.

Height: 4 - 6 inches / 10 - 15cm

Spread: 4 - 6 inches / 10 - 15cm

AGM: The RHS Award of Garden Merit. Plants awarded an AGM are:

  • excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • available
  • of good constitution
  • essentially stable in form and colour
  • reasonably resistant to pests and diseases

Lynne's notes:

I find cyclamen fascinating especially how they distribute their seeds. When pollination takes place, a pea-sized pod forms and the flower stem begins to curl and spiral downwards towards the soil. When the seeds are ripe the pod opens to reveal coppery-red seeds. These are covered with a sweet coating which is attractive to ants. They eat the sweet coating and then drop the seeds often quite a distance from the mother plant. If like us you would like more plants, then simply spread the seeds on the surface of a tray of compost and cover lightly with a thin layer of grit and wait for them to germinate. It can take 3 - 4 years for the baby corms to flower from seed. 

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