Sowbread - Cyclamen hederifolium Cyclamen hederifolium


Colour: Pink (or white)
Flowering: Late summer - autumn 
Height: Up to 6" (15 cm)
Family: Primulaceae

Sowbread, or Cyclamen, has a solitary pink flower on a long stem. It has five petals each about 1-2 cms long. The flowers of this plant appear before the leaves.

When they appear, the leaves are large and heart-shaped. 

The name Sowbread originated from the time when it was used to feed pigs.  

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