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All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum
temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
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.
C. africanum is a tuberous perennial with heart-shaped bright-green leaves, to 10cm long, with pale-green markings. Flowers in shades of pink, with deep maroon mouths, appear just before the leaves in autumn
'Sierra Pink with Eye' is a perennial to 30cm, with pale pink flowers, bright purple-red around the mouth, in early winter
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
'Miracle White' is a miniature cyclamen to 15cm, with white, strongly fragrant flowers in early winter
'Sierra White With Eye' is a perennial to about 25cm in height, with silvery-marbled leaves and white flowers, feathered with bright purplish-pink around the mouth
C. cilicium f. album is a small tuberous perennial with heart-shaped leaves mottled with silver, and nodding white flowers 2cm long in autumn
D. meadia is an herbaceous perennial to 45cm in height, with a rosette of lance-shaped leaves and erect stems bearing large umbels of nodding, rosy-lilac flowers 2cm in length
C. mirabile is a tuberous perennial to 10cm in height, with rounded leaves, marbled above with grey, purplish beneath. Flowers 2.5cm in width, pale pink, the petals toothed near the tips
'Halios Violet' is a tuberous perennial to 30cm, with marbled foliage and light purple flowers with a red-purple mouth
C. repandum is a dwarf perennial with heart-shaped leaves speckled with grey, and fragrant rose-red flowers 2cm in length from mid-spring
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