Cyclamen hederifolium alba description
It remains dormant through the summer and then in late summer and the autumn the white flowers and marbled leaves appear and seed heads develop in the winter.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border or under trees, alpine bed, rockery, by a patio or in pots.
It is easy in most soils, including heavy or clay soils.
Also known as: Cyclamen neapolitanum alba and Cyclamen hederifolium var. hederifolium f. albiflorum
Common name: White Ivy Leaved Cyclamen, or White Neapolitan Cyclamen, or White Sowbread.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi-shade.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, including clay soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or on the dry side.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 10 cm.
Spread 15 cm, but will gently self seed and spread
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 40 plants per square metre.
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