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Cyclamen persicum 'Violette'

This bright purple variety of small-headed cyclamen glows with colour and is as much at home in the garden as it is inside. More
3 x 10.5cm pots 200755-3 £11.95

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I love the small-headed cyclamen particularly as winter houseplants, which look like cyclamen I’ve found wild in Crete - simpler, more natural, beautiful and still showy. This bright purple variety glows with colour and will produce a flower for every leaf, to brighten the dark autumn and winter days. It’s as much at home in the garden, in a well-drained container as it is inside.

Genus Cyclamen
Group/Species persicum
Variety Violette
Type Perennial (grown as an annual)
Common Name Hardy Cyclamen
Border Position Container Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Fragrant
Site Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 15cm (6in)
Spacing 15cm (6in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plants do best in free-draining soil and cool temperatures. Atmospheres found in unheated porches, conservatories or on windowsills away from radiators are best. They also dislike strong direct sunlight but given the time of year they flower this is rarely an issue. You will soon know if your location is too warm because high temperatures will make the plants stretch and stop flowering, leading to dormancy. If planting outside, the best position is somewhere sheltered from the elements, especially heavy rain. Under tree canopies or hedgerows is ideal. It is worth noting that in the ideal conditions these plants are hardy perennials.
Care Tips The main things that go wrong with cyclamen indoors are that we water them too much and keep them in too warm an environment. The best advice is to always water from the base and allow the plant to draw up the water it requires. I would not water more than once a fortnight. The other issue the plants face are damaged flowers leading to the corm becoming rotten. To be sure to avoid this remove flowers just before they begin to go over. Do this by pulling the entire stem out of the corm, if you leave anything behind the rot can potentially continue down into the corm.
Flowering September - February
Harvesting Flower production: 5-6 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Caring for indoor Cyclamen

Plant up indoor cyclamen for a burst of colour in the cold month of February.

Growing cyclamen

 Cyclamen are a sure sign that spring is around the corner, with a cheery splash of pink they are a great start to the new year.


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