Cyclamen mirabile 'Tilebarn Nicholas' has leaves with a dark green Christmas tree–shaped center surrounded by a broad band of silver. The silver band is deep pink in young leaves. The leaves, appearing with the flowers or after they have emerged, are broad heart-shaped, and as wide or wider than long. The pink flowers are fragrant with a coconut scent. The tuber is round-flattened and roots irregularly from the lower surface.
In cultivation this plant has proved reasonably hardy, tolerating temperatures as low as −10 °C (14 °F) when planted in a suitable setting. It grows best in well-drained soil that dries out in the dormant period (summer). As it dislikes cool wet summers, it may fare better in a pot in an unheated greenhouse. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
This plant species is known to have toxicity.
Type: Hardy perennial
Hardiness zones: 6-9
Seeds per pack: 3
Germination: Your planting container should have holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds under the surface of your growing medium, completely covered, as light can prevent germination. Place your container in a cool room for germination (65 °F, 18 °C). Germination can take from one to twelve months and is erratic.