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
- of good constitution
- essentially stable in form and colour
- reasonably resistant to pests and diseases
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.
Contact Us For Availability
Currently our products are only available for collection from the nursery or from us at one of the many shows we’ll be attending. We hope to offer a mail order service from September 2017, but until then please contact us to check stock levels.
Currently they are only available for collection from the nursery or from us at one of the many shows we’ll be attending. We hope to offer a mail order service from September 2017.
Direct Collection From Us
Either from the nursery or from one of the events we’ll be attending. If coming to the nursery then please call first to make sure we’ll be around. If we are away at an event then collection of orders may not be possible.