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Cyclamen graecum

Description

Greek Cyclamen is a perennial plant that grows into tiny clumps from tubers originally from the Mediterranean area of Europe.  It prefers rocky soils and hot dry summers with warm moist winters.  While is prefers full fun or partial shade it can withstand even deep shade and can be grown as a houseplant. It has showy flowers that bloom in the fall and attractive satiny variegated leaves.  Its tuber is thick and corky.

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#showy flowers#fall flowers#container plant#purple flowers#showy leaves#velvety#interiorscape#clumping#heavy shade tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#fall flowers#container plant#purple flowers#showy leaves#velvety#interiorscape#clumping#heavy shade tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cyclamen
    Species:
    graecum
    Family:
    Primulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Greece, Europe
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 4 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 4 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Shallow Rocky
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Showy purple pink or sometimes white flowers with 5 petals appear September-November. The petals bend backward and are pointed at the tips with lines along the petals that converge in the center to a darker color. After flowers are pollinated they stem coils in both directions.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Variegated
    Leaf Feel:
    Velvety
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are dappled with sliver, gray and sometimes cream, they appear after flowering or late in flowering, oval with a toothed beaded edge. The undersides are purple.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Shade Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Heavy Shade