Florist’s cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum) was introduced in Western Europe in the early 17th century and has slowly gained popularity in the United States. Cyclamen is a tuberous potted plant that flowers during the winter months. The flowers reflex back from the center and are available in single, double, fringed, crested and frilled forms. Cyclamen has a mounded growth habit with green foliage mottled with silver and ranges in size from 6 to 16 inches in height. Its heart-shaped leaves and blooms in shades of white, pink, rose, purple and red make it a popular selection for Valentine’s Day. However, the bright red, pink and white flower forms are becoming increasingly popular for Christmas as well.
For more information on cyclamens, refer to: HGIC 1564, Cyclamen.
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