Plants in the Alpine House or Cold Frame: Cyclamen in cold frames and pots
Started by: Elizabeth Maddock
With the days growing shorter and cooler the Cyclamen have been bursting into life, here are a few picturesGo to latest contribution by Cliff Booker, 24 September 2009, 08:37. Go to bottom of this page.
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It is an easy plant to grow, very similar to C hederifolium but not so hardy. It does produce a lot of charming pink flowers and enormous crops of seed, so is very reliable.
This is on a different scale to C africanum, small and delicate, absolutely delightful.
Even smaller than C cilicum, the flowers with their faint strips are one of the most subtle of the genus.
The leaves of this C persicum have been a real joy to see emerge, as the patterns are better than I could ever have envisaged. I have a few of them, all grown from AGS seed, and with some of the C graecum and the C hederifolium that are coming into leaf I have a riot of leaf patterns and colouration.