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Cyclamen

Common Name(s):
Alpine violet, Persian violet, Sowbread
Cultivar(s):
C. persicum, C. hederifolium
Category:
Summer Bulbs
Comment:

Produces succulent, dark green leaves after flowering. This plant is seldom damaged by deer. Several species exist, including C. coum, C. persicum, C. hederifolium. The latter is also known as woodland cyclamen and grows well in zones 5-9 in somewhat moist, humusy soil with protection from afternoon sun.

Season:
Fall/Late Spring
Light:
AM Sun to 50% Shade
Color:
Pink, purple, white
Height:
6-14 in. (15-35 cm)
Depth:
5 in. (12.5 cm)
Organ:
Enlarged hypocotyl
Hardiness:
Hardy I - injured below 23 degrees F (-5 degrees C)
Storage:
Store enlarged hypocotyls in peat at 48 degrees F (9 degrees C); Not necessary for some;
Tags:
summer bulb, partial shade, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 887

Cyclamen Cyclamen
Cyclamen hederefolium C. hederefolium
Photo by Barbara Goodman, CC BY - 2.0