Flower - Cyclamen Neapolitanum
This is an outdoor varieties that loves a position that is shaded or under a tree. The pink flowers appear from August to November. It is a wonderful garden flower that will spread when established.
Soak the seed for about 12 hours before sowing. Keep the soil damp and seal in a polythene bag after sowing. Keep the pot in a dark place until the first seedling starts to show. The germination takes between 1 - 6 months and can be erratic. Keep the temperature below 12 C. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow on in a cool light position. Avoid strong light and plant out at the end of the summer. The seed can be sown all year round.