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Cyclamen persicum/Cyclamen

Cyclamen persicum / Cyclamen persicum
Cool season bedding plant in relatively mild climates
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Cool season bedding plant in relatively mild climates

Bedding plant that blooms through mild winters and spring

Plantings on a south facing wall

Winter planting in entry court at the Emy Lou Biedenharn Foundation garden in Monroe, LA

Cyclamen grow well in pots for color in late winter and early spring

Close-up image of cyclamen in a pot

In a landscape in Central Florida in early winter

Close-up view of flowers

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Scientific Name: Cyclamen persicum
Common Name: Cyclamen
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: Does not like hot temperatures and are transplanted into outdoor beds and treated as an annual. In the deep South it is used in late fall, winter and early spring. Will not tolerate frost. Is becoming a popular cool season flowering annual where winter temperatures are mild. Flowering is over a relatively long period.