|With their long-lasting, waxy flowers and glossy green leaves, cold-tolerant types are excellent for shady and woodland gardens, bedding and containers. The popular, large-flowering Florist's Cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum) is grown outdoors only in warm winter areas (Zones 9 and 10) and as a houseplant elsewhere. Cyclamen coum and Cyclamen neapolitanum are cold-hardy species with smaller flowers which bloom late summer to early fall. Grown outdoors, may self-sow. Pink, white, red or rose flowers bloom in winter and late summer. Plants lose leaves part of the year, which reappear before or with flowers. Purchase in containers in spring or fall. Plant in their dormant season, during part of the summer. Withhold water then until growth resumes in fall. Otherwise keep soil moist. Plant Florist's Cyclamen with top of tubers exposed anytime. Cover hardy species with 1 to 2 inches of soil and topdress annually with compost.
Dwarf, miniature or fragrant types are available and flower in red, salmon, white, or purple.
Attributes - Cyclamen persicum
Plant Type: Bulb
Bloom Season: Mid Fall through Late Spring
Flower Color: Pink, Purple, Red, White
Height: 8 in. to 1 ft.
Width: 1 ft.
Sunlight: Partial Sun, Shade
Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11
Notes: Container Plants, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Black Spot, Root Rot, Spider Mites, Thrips.