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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Cyclamen - Cyclamen, English sowbread


Cyclamen flower bud and leaf in my Lean design

Common name

Cyclamen, English sowbread


North Africa, Somalia, Europe and the Mediterranean region east to Iran


There are 23 species of perennials but florists most often use Cyclamen Persicum in their designs


White, bright pink, red or purple flowers also bi- and multi-coloured

Vase life

Up to 7 days as cut flower and longer as flowering plant


Sweet scented


Beautiful as flowering plant or growing design or use the foliage and flowers in designs where you require shorter stems.


Water only when the plant feels dry and do not pour the water over the crown of the plant. Keep in bright but indirect light. See the Tutorial on how to harvest Cyclamen flowers and foliage

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