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Cyclamen hederifolium


Hardy Cyclamen, Ivy-leaved Cyclamen




            Mike's Opinion

this is Mike

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A stunning, class plant that brings detail to the garden both when in bloom or leaf. Pity it is not used more often.



Michael Pascoe, NDP., ODH., CLT., MSc. (Plant Conservation)

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Family
Myrsinaceae (Primulaceae)
Genus
Cyclamen
Species
hederifolium
Category
Bulbs, Perennials
USDA Hardiness Zone
7b - 8a
Canadian Hardiness Zone
7
RHS Hardiness Zone
H5
Temperature (°C)
-12 - (-9)
Temperature (°F)
5 - 15
Height
10 cm
Spread
10 - 50 cm
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
AugustSeptemberOctober
Landscape
Beds and borders, containers, ground covers and mass planting.
Cultivation
Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. Mulch annually with leaf mold as leaves wither, mulching deeper where marginally hardy. Do not overwater; the tubers prefer it dry when dormant. May take a few years to establish, but will eventually self-seed and become abundant. Plant with Ophiopogon planiscapus to heighten autumn show in the garden.
Shape
Low growing, almost ground hugging.
Growth
Slow
Flower Description
Scented, mottled flowers emerge directly from the soil.
Notable Specimens
The Gardens of Fanshawe College, London, Ontario, Canada.
Propagation
Sow seed of open-pollinated plants in late summer to flower in about 14 months.
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