Cyclamen (Cyclamen hederifolium)
Other Names - Hardy Cyclamen, Baby Cyclamen, Ivy Leaved Cyclamen, Cyclamen neapolitanum.
Origins - Europe.
Type - Perennial (herbaceous).
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones 5 - 9.
Bloom - Late Summer, Fall.
Approx. 5-6 in (13 - 15 cm).
Cultivation - Cyclamen likes best semi-shaded locations, next to deciduous (leafy) trees,
since fallen leaves make good mulching/moisture holding medium in its growth season. In dormant season, Cyclamen tubers are best left dry. Cyclamen Likes humus rich, well drained soil. Suitable to grow as a houseplant, or even better (climate permitting) outdoors.
Propagation - By seeds. Once established, these plants will self- sow, and spread.
Other - Most desirable, and cute, Fall accent plant, in, or outdoors. One of the seasonal must-have foliage, and blooms. Perfect in a woodland garden-style setting. Find out more about Cyclamen hederifolium, and other Cyclamen species from The Cyclamen Society
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Special Thanks
Special Thanks to Town & Country Gardens Contributors: A.J. Haverkamp, blogger, Brian (aka treehugger_007), bulabean, dive-angel (Karin), flickr, Jasmine&Roses, Rita Crane Photography. Rita Crane, daughter of LIFE magazine photographer Ralph Crane. Her work can be seen on Flickr at Rita Crane Photography or on her website., The Cyclamen Society, TMR Davies, Wikipedia, W.D. Williams

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