The genus Cyclamen comprises 24 species of tuberous perennials. Fully hardy species and cultivars make excellent rock garden plants in borders, or in raised beds. Frost-tender Cyclamen make great indoor plants (especially cultivars of C. persicum) as they originate from cool, humid environments. They bring long-lasting colour to a well-lit room of filtered light, especially in the winter months. Even when they are not flowering, the heart-shaped foliage is very attractive. All parts toxic if ingested.