Cyclamen (Cyclamen cilicium)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Cyclamen
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 4 to 6 inches
Plant Spread: 6 to 8 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: With magenta markings on the nose.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Tuber
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by Cyclaminist (Minneapolis, Minnesota - Zone 5a) on May 1, 2015 10:28 PM

I grow this cyclamen in a pot, since it's unlikely to be hardy outdoors in Minnesota.

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