Ivy-leaved Cyclamen

Cyclamen hederifolium

Ivy-leaved Cyclamen - Cyclamen hederifolium

Common Name: Ivy-leaved Cyclamen
Genus: Cyclamen
Species: hederifolium

The Genus name is derived from the Greek translation for 'circle', refering to the coiled flower stems.

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.10 m (10 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.20 m (20 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: Green, WhiteFlowering Period: October & November

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

This perennial grows from an underground tuber. Mature tubers are often large and flat. The ivy-like leaves of Cyclamen hederifolium vary in shape, sometimes being heart-shaped or sometimes more pointed and triangular. The leaves are dark green and marbled/pattered with white. During autumn, the flowers are produced. They are usually pink but there is also a species called albiflorum that has pure white flowers.

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