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Large-Leaved Cyclamen

Cyclamen africanum

Also known as

African Cyclamen

Cyclamen africanum by Eric in SF (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Large-Leaved Cyclamen Overview

Cyclamen africanum is a tuberous perennial species from the Primulaceae family. Commonly known by the name Large-Leaved Cyclamen or African Cyclamen. This species originates from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. It produces attractive heart-shaped leaves measuring to up 10cm in length and pink-purple flowers. The blooms appear before the leaves, in autumn. It grows best in partial shade and moist, well-draining soil on the acidic side of the pH scale. This plant is half-hardy and doesn't cope well with hard frost, requiring protection to grow outdoors.

Common problems with Large-Leaved Cyclamen

How to propagate Large-Leaved Cyclamen

Cuttings

You can propagate by seeds, stem or root cuttings in late summer or autumn.

Seed

Special features of Large-Leaved Cyclamen

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Large-Leaved Cyclamen

Grown for their pendant flowers, grow indoors or outdoors.