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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Cyclamen coum subsp. alpinum Cyclamen trochopteranthum
Cyclamen are tuberous perennials with rounded, sometimes angular, leaves which are often attractively mottled. The nodding, characteristically shaped flowers have 5 reflexed and twisted petals, often with dark markings at the base
C. alpinum is a tuberous perennial, to 8cm in height, with rounded leaves, marbled with silver, produced in late winter and early spring. Fragrant flowers, 1.5cm in width, with propeller-like flowers in white and various shades of pink, appear at the same time
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a cool glasshouse or bulb-frame in a mix of equal parts loam, leaf mould, peat substitute and sharp sand. Plant with the tops of the tubers just at the surface. Provide bright, filtered light and moderate humidity. Water moderately when in growth but reduce humidity and water as the leaves fade. Keep completely dry when dormant. Apply a low-nitrogen liquid fertiliser every two months when in full leaf. See hardy cyclamen cultivation
Propagate by seed, sown in darkness as soon as ripe. Can be beneficial to soak seed for 10 hours prior to sowing
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Prone to glasshouse red spider mite, vine weevil and cyclamen mite under glass
Grey moulds may be a problem
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