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Cyclamen alpinum (Cyclamen trochopteranthum)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cyclamen alpinum

Other names

Cyclamen trochopteranthum

Genus

Cyclamen Cyclamen

Species

C alpinum - C. alpinum is a perennial with rounded, heart-shaped leaves, often with silvery markings. In spring, it bears pale-pink or white flowers with twisted petals held above the foliage on upright stems.


Cyclamen alpinum is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Mat Forming

Flower

White, Pale-pink in Spring

Foliage

Silvery-grey, Dark-green in Spring

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mice , Squirrels , Vine weevil Mice , Squirrels , Vine weevil

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Cyclamen alpinum (Cyclamen trochopteranthum) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Rock, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Cyclamen alpinum

Other names

Cyclamen trochopteranthum

Genus

Cyclamen Cyclamen

Species

C alpinum - C. alpinum is a perennial with rounded, heart-shaped leaves, often with silvery markings. In spring, it bears pale-pink or white flowers with twisted petals held above the foliage on upright stems.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Mat Forming


Colour

Flower

White, Pale-pink in Spring

Foliage

Silvery-grey, Dark-green in Spring


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mice , Squirrels , Vine weevil

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cyclamen alpinum (Cyclamen trochopteranthum) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Rock, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Cyclamen alpinum (Cyclamen trochopteranthum)

Common pest name

Omnivorous leafroller

Scientific pest name

Platynota stultana

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous pest which could be potentially damaging to a range of crops if introduced to the UK. Awareness raising amongst the industry is needed. Also need to monitor developments in Spain where the pest is already present and consider whether EU regulation is warranted.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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