Archive entry 15.03.09
Cyclamen repandum flowers in march. Tall dark flowers are produced form clusters of broad
irregular leaves.The foliage is usually speckled with silver in a distinctive fractured , almost
pixillated fashion, although green leaved forms are known.
The plants produce seed freely, and the seed rapidly grows to flowering size. The corms are small,
and individual plants are not very long lived (by Cyclamen standards). The corms grow quite
deeply in the soil, and a light woodland soil suits them well.
21st April 2006
17th March 2007
24th January 2008
5th April 2009
17th April 2013
18th April 2015
Grows naturally in Italy, the Croatian coast and the islands of Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily where it flowers in spring (March to May for me).
It has been very good in a large tub but recently I have seen it naturalising in a garden locally filling the shadows
beneath box hedges with purple flowers. I have been too cautious!