Cyclamen hederifolium

sowbread (syn. Cyclamen neapolitanum )

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Autumn-flowering cyclamen signalling the end of summer with their swept-back flowers on straight stems - the marbled foliage follows and persists through winter

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  • Position: full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: October to November
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    With their pretty, marbled, heart-shaped leaves and upright, fragrant pink or white flowers, these cyclamen have a long season of interest before disappearing below ground over the summer. The flowers of this autumn-flowering cyclamen often appear well before the leaves, which form a pretty carpet after the flowers have finished. Although they are usually planted in shade, these cyclamen originate from the Mediterranean, so are equally happy in sun. Plant them en masse in a woodland setting with ferns and other shade-tolerant plants or around the base of deciduous trees.

  • Garden care: Plant shallowly in humus-rich, fertile soil. Apply a mulch of well-rotted leafmould around the crown of the plants in spring as the foliage starts to die back.


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  • Q:

    Dicentra

    I have two beautiful, huge Dicentras - one white, one pink - next to each other in a border. The problem is that they kill everything that I plant near them, just because of their size. By this time of year, now that they have both died back, I have a big empty patch in the border. Can you suggest anything that will not mind being climbed all over in the summer and that will be coming into its own at this time of year?
    Asked on 8/29/2006 by Jo Fantozzi

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    • A:

      This is tricky, but you could underplant them with Cyclamen hederifolium. These pop up in autumn and flower through to January before dying back again for the summer. Just click on the following link to go straight to them. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/alpines/cyclamen-hederifolium-/classid.1075/

      Answered on 2/9/2011 by helen.derrin
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