This delightful dwarf, which is similar to Cyclamen cilicium but smaller, has beautiful flowers, which are white with grey veins or pale pink, and appear from August until November, emerging either before or along with the leaves which are almost round, and either plain green or attractively marbled in the centre. Although this diminutive gem is quite hardy, due to its small stature, it is usually grown in pots or in an alpine garden. In the wild it is found in oak woodland in scattered spots at 100–1000 metres in western Turkey.
Seeds should be sown at any time, and as soon as possible after you have received them. Sow the seeds thinly onto a gritty, loamy compost and cover about 6mm or 1/4 inch deep as light can inhibit germination. Keep at between 10 and 15 degrees C. Germination can take from one to twelve months and is generally erratic, a strategy that has evolved to protect the strain in the wild. Pot on into a low-organic content compost.
Packet Content:10 (Approx)