Cyclamen Hederifolium from Willows Nursery
We have been successfully growing and selling Hardy Cyclamen here at
Willows Nursery since the mid 1990’s, growing stock from our own collected seed.
However, recent year’s sales have been too successful (!) leaving our stocks of all of the Cyclamen varieties
very low, EXCEPT for that most excellent variety Cyclamen Hederifolium, which we have always concentrated
on more heavily as it is the most popular variety of Hardy Cyclamen and for good reason.
So, for the time being, whilst we concentrate on building up the stock levels of the other varieties of Hardy Cyclamen
to a level where we can widely offer sensible quantities, we will only be offering Cyclamen Hederifolium for sale.
This will still be on the basis of well grown corms, in quantity at good value !
However, we have left most of the original information on our (very) old Cyclamen site, which provides details of
all of the other varieties, for you to look through in case you find it useful. To go to our old site Click Here.
Meanwhile, please use the links above to find out more about our Cyclamen Hederifolium and how to buy them.
Please contact us if you have any questions about Hardy Cyclamen.
Les & Anne Cordes
This Hederifolium corm is about 10 years old.
The photograph was taken in September when
the corm was in full flower, with more buds
coming and the leaves yet to fully show.
A photograph of this corm is also on our
‘Cultural Advice’ page showing the seed
pods formed from the flowers that set.
The photograph above shows one of our nursery beds – you can see the cotyledon (first seed leaves) of Cyclamen Hederifolium.
They do not have the ‘adult’ ivy-shaped leaves but they already show the variety of leaf patterns.
The photograph to the right shows
Cyclamen Hederifolium in nursery
beds in one of our shadehouses in
full flower in late September.
They are not “forced” for a quick turn-over but are grown slowly to produce firm corms (not full of water). This way they transplant well without suffering.
We believe that our collections of corms are particularly good value, allowing you to easily and economically plant a group of corms to establish a ‘drift’ of flowers – the best way to see and enjoy them.
Our corms are often twice as old as others offered – they can live for over 100 years so a good start is essential.
Les Cordes is a member of The Cyclamen Society which exists to ‘encourage cultivation, conservation
and to disseminate and extend knowledge of the genus Cyclamen and its species, forms and cultivars.
It combines scientific study with all the activities of a society for enthusiasts who cultivate the plants’.