• Cyclamen cilicium

    Posted on August 12, 2016 by in autumn colour, Collector Plants, Foliage plants, Good Pot Plant, Ground cover, self seeds, shade tolerant, winter interest, Woodlanders

    This charming little species is rarely grown in Australia and for no god reason as it is hardy, showy and self seeds well in a semi-shaded aspect in Southern Australia. Perhaps as it is autumnal in flower it is overlooked for the more common species of C. hederifolium which is better known and also worth growing and indeed collecting in its various forms.

    C. cilicium has roundish leaves and usually pink flowers although white ones do arise from time to time. The leaves are prettily marbled and it usually flowers for me at about 3 years from seed.It comes from Turkey so is well able to grow in our dry summers and moist winters.

    I have plants in 8cm. pots for $12.50.Cyclamen cilicium

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