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Cyclamen (Autumn-flowering)

Genus: Cyclamen.

Species: Cyclamen africanum.

This is a great favourite of mine. Similar in appearance to the popular, hardy, autumn-flowering Cyclamen hederifolium but less sprawling in habit and not hardy, C.africanum makes a very attractive pot plant, suitable for a cool greenhouse, frame or a cool windowsill.

I have managed to keep this one going in a sheltered part of the garden, in a sink and it has started to produce seedlings!

The sink is right next to the house wall though, which must help to provide sufficient warmth.

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