Very fragrant flowers with twisted white petals veined with pink, appear in spring and have decorative bluish-grey leaves marbled with silver. A dwarf and exceptional species from Southern France, and also the mountains of the Spanish Mediterranean islands of Mallorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Cabrera, where it grows in scrubby woodland in shady places, for eaxample beneath oak trees.
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.
Common name:Wild Cyclamen
Packet Content:10 (Approx)