CYCLAMEN hederifolium
(CYCLAMEN neapolitanum)

Ivy-leaved Cyclamen



Height: 2-6" (5-15 cm)
Flowering Time: Autumn
Flower Colour: Pink, white

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Dilleniidae (Dillenia Superorder)
Order: Primulales (Primrose Order)
Family: Primulaceae (Primrose Family)
Genus: Cyclamen
Species: hederifolium (with leaves like ivy)
Cyclamen hederifolium

Cyclamen hederifolium is an easy plant to grow from seed, although seeds may take some time to germinate. It is a miniature version of the popular houseplant, but is hardy in the UK, and is particularly suitable for a shady or woodland garden, where it multiplies quickly. Cyclamen hederifolium has, as its name suggests, leaves shaped like those of ivy, usually marbled and zoned in various shades of green and silver. The relatively large flowers are in some shade of pink or white (Cyclamen hederifolium f albiflorum), as in the photograph.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


(211 days)

Seed Pod The seed pod is a ball. After fertilisation, the flower stalk coils down to the ground.

Seed The seeds are brown balls. There are few seeds in each seed pod.

Seedling There are no seedleaves. The seed grows into a small corm, and the first leaves arising
from this are heart-shaped.

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