Also known as
Cyclamen, Persian violet, Alpine violet
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These are tuberous perennials which are native in the Mediterranean region and southwest Asia, some of which are occasionally evergreen. The round tubers will sit on or just below the soil surface and will bear fleshy, heart-shaped leaves often with light or dark patterns on the upper surface. The flowers have 5 petals, are borne on single stems, are red, pink or white, and may be scented.
How to propagate Sowbread
You can propagate by seeds, stem or root cuttings in late summer or autumn.
Other uses of Sowbread
Grown for their pendant flowers, grow indoors or outdoors.