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botanical name:
Cyclamen hederifolium
Cyclamen hederifolium © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Cyclamen neapolitanum
family:  Primulaceae
characteristics: perennial, ground-cover
height: 0.10m
width: 0.15m
growth rate:
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Autumn
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Tuberous perennial with dark green leaves often attractively marbled silver and grey-green and purplish underneath. In autumn established tubers produce rose pink flowers with maroon marks at the mouths, followed by the clusters of overlapping leaves.

cultivation:
Well drained, humus-rich soil in part shade. Tubers should be kept fairly dry during the summer dormant period.
Plant tubers about 3 to 5cm deep.
The easiest cyclamen to naturalise under trees.

propagation:
From seed

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