This is Cyclamen
hederifolium - a great plant for growing in a slightly shady position or even in full sun on the rock garden.
Asters, sedum & chrysanths Ornamental cabbage Cyclamen
& hebe G Gaultheria Crocus Heathers Pansies As this garden's late summer colours fade, the arching red acer provides autumn interest Japanese acers
Expect your cyclamen
to remain in flower for two months or more.
The generic name cyclamen
comes from the Greek kylos, a circle, referring to the rounded tubers.
19 Collect seed when ripe from plants such as hardy cyclamen
to be ready to sow.
Also plant scented miniature pink, white and red-flowered cyclamen
and bud heathers.
Note that Cyclamen
produce both their attractive heart-shaped leaves as well as their flowers not from a plant stalk but rather directly from a bulb.
There are a few exceptions, of course -- hardy cyclamens
flower and sprout their beautiful marbled leaves, winter-blooming shrubs like mahonia and viburnum form their fragrant flower buds, while witch-hazel flowers also scent the coldest days.
AGE OLD PROBLEM: Honey fungus moves in on a stump; ECCENTRIC: An extra cyclamen
flower and leaf is a bonus
Growers have now perfected a way of growing Cyclamen
from seed in as little as seven or eight months.
I was up at the crack of dawn (which, with these mornings isn't actually very early) and went into the market to buy holly, cyclamen
, poinsettias and twine along with red ribbon, candles and baubles.
i'd recommend disposing of your cyclamen
and if you have other houseplants, hunt for the pests by torchlight.