CYCLAMEN hederifolium

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CYCLAMEN hederifolium

Ivy Leaf or Neapolitan Cyclamen
(neapolitanum)
Select Item No. CA692

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Primulaceae
Origin: Southern Europe, the Balkans to western Turkey: open forests.
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Handsome foliage for up to 9 months and late season flowers. Terrific for the shady rock garden, variable.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: mostly pink, seldom white
Natural Flowering Period: August - October
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: Entire, cordate, silver pattern, mostly dark center, deep green.
Growth Habit: clumping
Height with Flowers: 10 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 10 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
100
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
15 Gram
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats
Sowing Direction:

(7) These seeds must be covered with a layer seed kernel diameter. Keep daytime temperatures at approximately +20°C [68°F], and keep the moisture constant, for Cyclamen, however, +18°C [64°F] is recommended. The seeds must be kept in the light and moderately warm after germination.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 12 - 16 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 16 - 20 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: A prudent recommendation would be to provide 6-12 weeks at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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