Florist's Cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Cyclamen persicum Accepted
Cyclamen persicum f. puniceum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 inches - 12 inches
Plant Spread: 6 inches - 12 inches
Leaves: Variegated
Other: Dark green, often variegated with silver veining or blotches.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Tuber
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Toxicity: Other: Tubers are toxic
Propagation: Seeds: Provide darkness
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant


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Posted by Insagi (Austria - Zone 7a) on Feb 13, 2016 1:36 AM

What I have learned about cyclamen:
My cyclamen persicum loves cold temperatures. Even temperatures near freezing and a slight nighttime frost do not disturb this plant, so I decided to place it outside by day and bring it in by night. Here in austria, near vienna, we have now, in february, maximum 0°C by day and -5°C by night. My cyclamen is thankful for this extracare. She also loves slightly windy conditions, but on very windy days she stays inside.

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 19, 2011 7:33 PM

Florist's Cyclamen is a tuberous perennial growing to about 8" tall with heart shaped leaves, sometimes showing silver veining. The pretty little flowers are produced on long stems held upright above the foliage and can be in shades of pink, red and white. I purchase these plants to enjoy over the holiday season, and into early spring.

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Posted by Insagi (Austria - Zone 7a) on Feb 13, 2016 6:27 AM

Natural occurrence of Cyclamen persicum: zone 9+10

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Florist's Cyclamen by virginiarose Nov 12, 2011 9:45 AM 0
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What is this? by piksihk Jan 2, 2016 9:56 PM 7
Any frost Hardy Cyclamen in red or white? by keithp2012 May 26, 2016 7:34 PM 64
Interesting study by the Royal Horticultural Society! by bonitin Feb 7, 2016 4:35 PM 4

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