Sowbread

Cyclamen hederifolium f. albiflorum

Sowbread - Cyclamen hederifolium f. albiflorum

Common Name: Sowbread
Genus: Cyclamen
Species: hederifolium f. albiflorum

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Provides winter colour

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.12 m (12 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.15 m (15 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: November to January

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




    With their pretty marbled, heart-shaped leaves and upright, pure 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 an 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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