• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Cyclamen 'Laser White'

cyclamen 'Laser White'

cyclamen 'Laser White'

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  • Other common names cyclamen 'Laser White'

  • Genus 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

  • Family Primulaceae / Primulaceae

  • Details 'Laser White' is an intermediate cyclamen to 23cm, with unscented, pure white flowers

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Tufted

  • Toxicity

Colour

Sunlight

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow indoors or under glass in containers of loam-based compost with the tops of the tubers just above the soil surface. Maintain bright filtered light with moderate humidity and a minimum winter temperature of 13 to 16 �C. Avoid draughts and hot dry air. When in growth water moderately and apply a low nitrogen liquid fertiliser fortnightly. Reduce water after flowering and keep dry when dormant

Propagation Propagate by seed, in darkness as soon as ripe at 12 to 15 �C. Can be beneficial to soak seed for 10 hours prior to sowing

Suggested planting locations and garden types Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Mice and squirrels may be a problem

Diseases Generally disease free except under glass

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