Cyclamen hederifolium

cyclamen bulb (syn. Neapolitanum)

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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
  • bulb size: 13/15

    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 tubers rounded (usually smooth) side down, side down, 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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    Trying to fulfil a 'last request' of my departed father, he hoped that he could have spring and autumn bulbs planted over his plot in the cemetery (not churchyard). I was planning on planting snowdrops and daffodils for the spring and crocus and cyclamen for the autumn. Owing to the poor soil - mainly clay - are these bulbs likely to produce anything? They will have full sunlight.
    Asked on 4/9/2013 by cjspitt from Northampton

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      A:

      Hello,

      This sounds like a lovely idea, and a wonderful way to remember your father. These bulbs will all grow in clay soil, provided it is not too heavy and wet. If you think it may be lacking in nutrients, you should dig in some composted farmyard manure before you plant, and if the drainage needs to be improved, lots of sharp sand should help.

      Answered on 4/10/2013 by Helen from Crocus
    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      This sounds like a lovely idea, and a wonderful way to remember your father. These bulbs will all grow in clay soil, provided it is not too heavy and wet. If you think it may be lacking in nutrients, you should dig in some composted farmyard manure before you plant, and if the drainage needs to be improved, lots of sharp sand should help.

      Answered on 4/10/2013 by Helen from Crocus
  • 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

    1 answer

    • 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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