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Cyclamen persicum

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SY-kla-men PER-sih-kum
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
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Description

A tuberous, perennial herb.  It has many leaves that are all slender stalked, rounded, heart-shaped, finely toothed, and variegated.  The flowers are solitary, 5-parted, nodding, red, pink to white, and fragrant.

Best grown in pots. Only winter hardy to zones 9-11. Most florist's cyclamen are derived from C. persicum.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cyclamen
    Species:
    persicum
    Family:
    Primulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Algeria to East Mediterranean
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Poisonous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    fused petals
    Flower Description:
    Solitary, 5-parted, nodding, red, pink to white, and fragrant.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Variegated
    White
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Leaf Margin:
    Denticulate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Slender stalked, rounded, heart-shaped, finely toothed, and variegated
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. SKIN IRRITATION MINOR, OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, paralysis. Suspected of causing skin irritation following handling
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Triterpenoid saponins
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Roots