Cyclamen hederifoliumSynonym(s): Cyclamen neapolitanum Common Name: 'Ivy-leaved cyclamen'
AGM. Dark green, heart-shaped leaves patterned with silvery-green, and pink, or occasionally white, sometimes fragrant, flowers, opening before or with the leaves. Sep-Nov. H10cm S30cm.
Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil in some shade although it may also tolerate sun. Avoid excessive summer moisture and mulch well when leaves wither. The plant disappears in the summer before producing flowers and leaves in early autumn onwards.