Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Cyclamen, English sowbread
North Africa, Somalia, Europe and the Mediterranean region east to Iran
There are 23 species of perennials but florists most often use Cyclamen Persicum in their designs
White, bright pink, red or purple flowers also bi- and multi-coloured
Up to 7 days as cut flower and longer as flowering plant
Beautiful as flowering plant or growing design or use the foliage and flowers in designs where you require shorter stems.
Water only when the plant feels dry and do not pour the water over the crown of the plant. Keep in bright but indirect light. See the Tutorial on how to harvest Cyclamen flowers and foliage
Take your time to weave a pointy hat from what you find in nature.
A hidden water source small enough to fit into a dainty flower.
Filling a trumpet flower cup... with more flowers!
Connect twigs with puddles of artificial snow to craft a winter armature for your flowers.
Cover a mask shape with moss and succulents for a long wearing mask
Fragile ice baubles, cyclamen and moss design
An Autumn Equinox design that captures the moment before the spectacular colour burst of autumn floats around again
Cyclamen stems are so close together that it is easy to damage the plant when cutting stems.