||October (flowerbulb planting time)
Cyclamen hederifolium, or Ivy leaved cyclamen, is a robust and hardy Cyclamen. The flowering period begins in August, during which the leaves, veined white, develop. Cyclamens grow best on a lime-rich, loamy soil. To grow healthy Cyclamen on other soil types add leafmould (or compost) with lime and clay minerals.
Plant the corm at a depth of about 3cm, placing it straight up (the roots and shoot of Ivy leaved cyclamen are both on the top), but also a little slanting, so that water can’t collect on its top. Ivy leaved cyclamen prefer a well drained soil.
The Ivy leaved cyclamen is native to southern Europe.