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Hardy Cyclamen Cyclamen hederifolium

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SIGH-kla-men hed-er-ih-FOH-lee-um
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
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Description

Hardy Cyclamen is a tuberous herbaceous perennial in the primrose family that is native to woodland, shrubland, and rocky areas in the Mediterranean. It has showy flowers and ivy-like leaves that can be green, silver but often variegated. Hardy Cyclamen blooms and sprouts leaves in autumn, the leaves grow through the winter, and then the plant goes dormant before summer when the seed pods ripen and open.

This plant prefers humusy moist soil in partial shade but will grow in average dry to moist soil. It grows from corms that should be planted about 1 inch deep. Keep them on the dry side when dormant. Use this plant in groups in a woodland setting, naturalized area or around shrubs and trees. 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#small spaces#fall flowers#white flowers#pink flowers#shade garden#showy leaves#variegated leaves#HS302#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#small spaces#fall flowers#white flowers#pink flowers#shade garden#showy leaves#variegated leaves#HS302#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cyclamen
    Species:
    hederifolium
    Family:
    Primulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, western Asia
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 4 in. - 0 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Pink to white 1.5-2-inch nodding flowers with upswept petals and a darker eye. Blooms 1 per stem in Sept. to Oct.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Variegated
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are heart-shaped usually with 2-3 angled lobes on each side. Color is variable from all green or silver to variegated.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Small Space
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Shade Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Salivation, vomiting, diarrhea. Following large ingestions of tubers: heart rhythm abnormalities, seizures, death
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Terpenoid saponins
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No