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Persian Cyclamen

Cyclamen persicum

Also known as

Florist's cyclamen

Cyclamen.persicum.7086 by Olei (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

40cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Persian Cyclamen Overview

Cyclamen persicum is a deciduous, tuberous perennial from the Primulaceae family. Commonly known by the name Persian Cyclamen, it is a common garden plant, grown for the attractive flowers and foliage. It may be winter or spring flowering, typically blooms appear at a height of between 10-20cm. It produces upswept white or pink, scented flowers that are borne on tall, slender stems above the leaves. Its leaves are an attractive, heart-shape with silver markings above and a purplish-green below.

Common problems with Persian Cyclamen

How to propagate Persian Cyclamen

Seed

Bulbs

Plant your bulbs flat side down and maintain an even moisture.

Special features of Persian Cyclamen

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Persian Cyclamen

Rock garden, ground cover, container, indoors, naturaliser, wildflower/meadow, under shrubs