Plant Classification: Hardy perennial
Minimum Height: 6 cm
Maximum Height: 10 cm
Packet Content(approx.): 10
With striking pink, then silver leaf markings, and flowers that are usually fragrant, this is one of the finer forms bred by Peter More of Tilebarn. In the wild, the original form of C. mirabile grows in an area of Anatolia with temperatures as low as -16ºC therefore its hardiness is not in doubt, mature leaves will go limp and recover when temperatures rise. However, it will survive low temperatures better if growing in relatively dry conditions and does well either in raised beds or around the base of trees or shrubs. C. mirabile is another species which enjoys decayed pine-needle litter incorporated into the soil, or compost if grown in pots.
Sowing advice: Seeds should be sown at any time, and as soon as possible after you have received them. Sow the seeds thinly onto a gritty, loamy compost and cover about 6mm or 1/4 inch deep as light can inhibit germination. Keep at between 10 and 15 degrees C. Germination can take from one to twelve months and is generally erratic, a strategy that has evolved to protect the strain in the wild. Pot on into a low-organic content compost.
CYCLAMEN MIRABILE 'TILEBARN NICHOLAS'
it will survive low temperatures better if growing in relatively dry conditions