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  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moderately-fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period:January to March
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Delicate pink or white flowers with upswept petals appear with the foliage from winter to early spring among rounded, silvery-green leaves with marbled markings. These diminutive cyclamen are perfect for naturalising around the base of deciduous trees and shrubs. Best in humus-rich, well-drained soil in partial shade, they make excellent companions for ferns and other shade-loving plants.

  • Garden care: Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted leaf mould around the crown of the plants in spring as the foliage starts to die back.

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"Jaunty, short, magenta-nosed spring-flowering cyclamen with round kidney-shaped leaves - fabulous close to silver birches"

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Dear Crocus, I bought several cyclamen coum plants in 9cm pots last march (March 2012) and planted them as soon as they arrived under cornus alba sibirica and midwinter fire shrubs for winter colours. As recommended, applied some mulch around the crown and was hoping next winter they will happily bloom. Unfortunately nothing happened! Not a single plant reemerged! (I planted 9). What do you think might be wrong? I do want to plant cyclamen this year for them to flower next winter but wary of having same result! Regards, Elena

Elena B

Hello Elena, If nothing at all appeared, then the first thing that springs to mind is squirrels or mice as they can dig up the corms and eat them. If however you have a few leaves but no flowers, then they may just need some time to settle in. Feeding them with sulphate of potash will give them a bit of a push in the right direction.

Helen

Creating a Winter Garden Dear Crocus I am wanting to create a " winter garden " area and fancy an Acer griseum as the central feature. I had thought of planting a Cornus Midwinter Fire and Bergenia 'Bressingham Ruby' to complement the scheme but I would welcome any other suggestions please. Many thanks Claire

CLAIRE LAWTON

Hello Claire, If you click on the following link it will take you to all our winter flowering plants. I would definitely recommend hellebores and snowdrops, perhaps some Cyclamen and and Euonymus fortunei for foliage colour. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/vid.204/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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