Common Name: Ivy-leaved Cyclamen
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: Hardy||Height: 0.10 m (10 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Partial shade||Spread: 0.20 m (20 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Pink|
|Foliage Colour: Green, White||Flowering 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.