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Cyclamen 12cm

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Cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum) is a petite flowering plant that has sweet-scented, small blooms on long stems that stretch up above the foliage. It is a tuberous perennial, meaning it dies down to its thick roots (tubers) during its summer dormancy period and then regrows quickly each fall. Its flowers come in shades of pink, purple, red, and white. And its heart-shaped leaves are medium green, often with silver marbling. It's commonly grown as a houseplant and is especially popular during the winter holiday season when you can find cyclamen blooming on shelves in garden centers and grocery stores. Seeds can be planted in late summer for blooms in the subsequent year's winter (roughly 18 months later). Cyclamen is toxic to both animals and humans.


Common Name Cyclamen, florist's cyclamen, Persian cyclamen, Persian violet
Botanical Name Cyclamen persicum
Family Primulaceae
Plant Type Perennial
Mature Size 6–9 in. tall and wide
Sun Exposure Partial
Soil Type Loamy, moist, well-drained
Soil pH Acidic
Bloom Time Fall to spring
Flower Color Pink, white, red, violet
Hardiness Zones 9–11 (USDA), but typically grown as a houseplant
Native Areas Mediterranean