Hardy Bulb (or corm)
Flowers rose, purple or white.
The hardy Cyclamens are natives of southern Europe,
and under British conditions do not always respond
to the best-intentioned care. Unless he knows
that they thrive in his neighbourhood, the beginner
should not meddle with them.
Cyclamen Coum has crimson flowers, which appear
in March and April.
Cyclamen Eurpoæum is
of the same colour, but blooms in October; there
is also a pure white form of the latter.
Cyclamen hederæfolium has variegated ivy-shaped
leaves and pink flowers in September and October.
The roots should be planted in September; they
must have well-drained soil, and a position that
is sheltered, but not sun-dried; in some conditions
they will thrive for a time, at least, under partial
shade from trees.
The best chance of success, if a serious endeavour
to grow them be determined upon, is in making
up soil with peat and road-grit, arranged amongst
stones or pieces of rock which afford the plants
good drainage and some degree both of shelter
See also Cyclamen