Perhaps the toughest and most enduring. Beautiful ivy-shaped, glossy-marked leaves which are visible all winter after flowering, mostly pink but some white flowered. These will be three or more years old and will get better and better over the years to flower August to October.
Cyclamen tubers thrive best in lighter soils rich in leafmould; if drainage is a problem, lashings of grit may help. Acid to limey pH makes little difference and they should all be planted 1″ (2.5) deep and about 5″ (12cm) apart or dotted about. Do think too about the varied tapestry achievable from their leaves.
- Flowers August/October
- Height 3″ (7.5cm)