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Cyclamen

In my early teens I developed a passion for plants. I'd always liked the Cyclamen as a house plant and one day in the school greenhouse I encountered for the first time one of the Cyclamen species (it was hederifolium). I was immediately entranced and Cyclamen species remain one of my main interests.


Additional Information

 Here in the UK you can grow a number of the species outdoors. Cyclamen hederifolium and Cyclamen coum are quite common in gardens, the other species less so. For the Cyclamen species enthusiast most of the plants tend to be grown in the greenhouse or frames because they are tender, small or rare. If you are interested in growing Cyclamen I would suggest you start with the easy ones, Cyclamen hederifolium, Cyclamen coum or Cyclamen cilicium. These are generally hardy in the temperate regions. If you live somewhere with hotter climate then you may find other species easier. Whatever you decide to try I’d strongly advise not buying dried tubers. In the past they were ripped from the wild, but however they are originally sourced, dried tubers often grow poorly (if at all). It is better to get plants in a pot, or at worst freshly lifted tubers. But best of all I would suggest trying them from seed. I have a page on this. I also recommend joinging the Cyclamen Society. Among other things they have a fresh(ish) seed distribution. Although the society is UK based seed is sent to the US, Canada, Australia and possibly Japan. See Cyclamen Society website. 

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Page index

Cyclamen africanum

Cyclamen balearicum

Cyclamen africanum

Cyclamen africanum

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Cyclamen alpinum

Cyclamen balearicum

Cyclamen africanum

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Cyclamen balearicum

Cyclamen balearicum

Cyclamen balearicum

Cyclamen balearicum

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Cyclamen cilicium

Cyclamen colchicum

Cyclamen balearicum

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Cyclamen colchicum

Cyclamen colchicum

Cyclamen colchicum

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Cyclamen confusum

Cyclamen colchicum

Cyclamen colchicum

Cyclamen confusum

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Cyclamen coum

Cyclamen creticum

Cyclamen creticum

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Cyclamen creticum

Cyclamen creticum

Cyclamen creticum

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Cyclamen cyprium

Cyclamen creticum

Cyclamen cyprium

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Cyclamen elegans

Cyclamen hederifolium

Cyclamen cyprium

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Cyclamen graecum

Cyclamen hederifolium

Cyclamen hederifolium

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Cyclamen hederifolium

Cyclamen hederifolium

Cyclamen hederifolium

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Cyclamen intaminatum

Cyclamen intaminatum

Cyclamen intaminatum

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Cyclamen libanoticum

Cyclamen intaminatum

Cyclamen intaminatum

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Cyclamen maritimum

Cyclamen intaminatum

Cyclamen maritimum

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Cyclamen mirabile

Cyclamen parviflorum

Cyclamen maritimum

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Cyclamen parviflorum

Cyclamen parviflorum

Cyclamen parviflorum

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Cyclamen persicum

Cyclamen parviflorum

Cyclamen parviflorum

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Cyclamen pseudo-ibericum

Cyclamen pseudo-ibericum

Cyclamen pseudo-ibericum

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Cyclamen purpurascens

Cyclamen pseudo-ibericum

Cyclamen pseudo-ibericum

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Cyclamen repandum

Cyclamen pseudo-ibericum

Cyclamen repandum

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Cyclamen rhodium

Cyclamen x hildebrandii

Cyclamen repandum

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Cyclamen rohlfsianum

Cyclamen x hildebrandii

Cyclamen x hildebrandii

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Cyclamen x hildebrandii

Cyclamen x hildebrandii

Cyclamen x hildebrandii

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Cyclamen x meiklei

Cyclamen x schwarzii

Cyclamen x schwarzii

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Cyclamen x schwarzii

Cyclamen x schwarzii

Cyclamen x schwarzii

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Cyclamen x wellensiekii

Growing Cyclamen from seed

Growing Cyclamen from seed

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Growing Cyclamen from seed

Growing Cyclamen from seed

Growing Cyclamen from seed

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