Scientific Name: Cyclamen persicum (incl. hybrid cvs.)
Common Name: cyclamen
Family Name: Primulaceae
Origin: Europe, Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 °C)
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant, Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Fall interest, Indoor plant
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Succulent, Glabrous, Orbicular, Dentate
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Violet, Purple, Pink, Magenta, Red, Jan-Feb-Mar-Apr-Dec, Can flower any month
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Jun-Jul
Key ID Features:
Leaves basal, in clumps, heart-shaped on long petioles, dark green leaves often variegated with silver blotching or veining. Flowers with downward sepals and reflexed petals that unfold in a curved and upward position at the tips.