Scientific Name: Cyclamen hederifolium
Common Name: hardy cyclamen
Family Name: Primulaceae
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.1 - 0.2m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Pendulous
Form: Mounded, Vase
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Perennial border, Woodland margin
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Soft flexible, Palmate venation, Glabrous, Ovate, Crenate, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: White, Purple, Pink, Sep-Oct
Fruit: Capsule, Red, Brown, Jun-Jul
Key ID Features:
Leaves basal, ivy-shaped with palmate venation, usually gray-green with silver-white marbling from fall to spring; flower stalks arise before leaves in late summer, pink-purple or white that may be tinged with pink, up to 5cm long.