Cyclamen graecum ssp. The foliage is topped in late winter (December - March in NC) by 2" tall stalks, topped with flowers that range from pink to purple. The flowers are a beautiful rose pink. al., Regeneration of different Cyclamen species via somatic embryogenesis from callus, suspension cultures and protoplasts, Scientia Horticulturae, Vol 125, Iss 3, Pg 28 June 2010, Pages 442-450. Since 1988, THE source for buying native, rare, and unique perennials. Most species usually have attractive silver variegation patterns on the dark green leaf. Lift your cyclamen tuber from its old pot and brush off as much old soil as possible, but don’t wet it or rinse it. (Hardiness Zone 5-7, possibly colder), Cyclamen coum are exquisite little gems that burst forth in late fall with small, rounded, quarter-sized leaves of black-green...occasionally patterned with dramatic silver markings. What a little treasure! Copyright © 2020 Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. | In its natural habitat, it grows in rocky areas and is a tender plant that does not like the frost. The Victorians prized cyclamen for their winter flowers and used them as a popular Christmas decoration...a practice that has grown into a huge business today. For immediate help or to order plants call, Cyclamen hederifolium 'Silver Tongued Devil', Cyclamen - Great Hardy Perennials for the Garden. In a few years a colony will develop. Cyclamen hederifolium was named by the Royal Horticultural Society as one of the top 200 plants of the last 200 years. While wild cyclamen will take some direct sun, they usually grow in the understory of trees and shrubs and in rocky crevices, competing successfully with tree roots for water. Under the correct growing conditions, there are few easier to maintain plants in the garden...we hope you will enjoy trying cyclamens in your own garden. They will bloom profusely in shady locations – their dense mats of marbled oval to round leaves with delicate shell-like flowers floating above in shades of pink and white providing distinctive and stunning colour to your garden. Some species have radiated from this center of diversity north to Belarus, south to Somalia, west to Libya, Spain and France, and east to Iran. The leaves are deep green with grey-green or cream colored marbling. Dormant cyclamen are fine with summer irrigation as long as the soil is well-drained and the irrigation isn't excessive. Of course, it is equally difficult to know when you purchase plants, which are truly nursery propagated, as opposed to those which are wild collected and simply "laundered" through plant brokers. 3. Growing hardy cyclamen outdoors is simple as long as you follow a few general guidelines. The 1" very pink flowers nod, as is typical of the genus, and the individual petals are often twisted. Cyclamen hederifolium var. Cyclamen tubers are poisonous to people, too, and cause violent diarrhea and even death if eaten raw...note to self...lay off the cyclamen tuber snacking. Hardy cyclamen is a tuberous perennial and it will spread itself by setting seed around the garden. Like the leaves, the flower stalks rise directly from the tuber. It is quite cold hardy but cannot tolerate heat. When other perennials are fading, this Hardy Cyclamen kicks into bloom. Cyclamen hederifolium 'Bowles's Apollo' has a pewter colored leaf with a green arrow in the center and a silver shield inside. Growing Cyclamen outside in the garden can be easy if their conditions are met. Its first cousin genera include primula, dodecatheon, and lysimachia. Weevils usually aren't a problem unless the tubers have been planted in a previously infested area. Planted in beds of their own they will create a colony of amazing color. With good care, your cyclamen should start to flower in about 18 months, at which point they can be planted into the garden. The small-flowered varieties of Cyclamen persicum (or so called 'florist's' forms) come in white, crimson or magenta and are in a different league to the large-flowered, large-leaved brigade, which feel rubbery, overfed and coarse in comparison.. My first encounter with hardy cyclamen was in the garden of the late Rachel Dunham of Cary, NC in the 1960s. In this short video guide from Gardeners’ World, Monty Don shows you how to plant autumn-flowering Cyclamen hederifolium.He offers tips on how deep to plant them and how to improve the drainage to stop the tubers rotting. Ideal for containers, shade and rock gardens, and woodland borders. There is a small crimson-magenta blotch at the base of each petal. Hardy Cyclamen are small plants which like to be planted under trees and shrubs.

Fertiliser is applied through irrigation with every watering, at a concentration of 0.45g/litre, with an NPK balance of 1:0.7:2 and resulting in a conductivity of 0.8 mS/cm.The novelties in the Very Special CyclamenTransplanting medium and initial fertiliser It is important to plant the corms or tubers with the right side up. Its silvery white, heart-shaped leaves remain attractive through the winter months. Most will grow in average garden soils. The leaves, whose lower surface is either purplish or red, appear in late summer, and are unique in the genus. Keep this one very dry. Most of the work with florist cyclamens occurred in England, Netherlands, Germany, and Japan. To add hardy cyclamen to your landscape, plant cyclamen bulbs in the spring for a gorgeous late-summer or early-autumn show. We have eastern red fox squirrels here but they have only uprooted a few tubers while burying nuts in the fall. However, the following tips will help you decide where is the best location for your cyclamen and when you should plant them. The flowering period is greatly extended and lasts as long as 6 months. Planting Hardy Cyclamen Corms. It grows slowly, with the clump expanding little by little over the years and occasionally seeding down nearby. A special thanks to Nancy Goodwin of Montrose for her very helpful review and comments. The longer the seed have been stored, the more erratic the germination will be. Keep an eye on the developing fruits. Cyclamen coum 'Blush' has silver leaves, topped with spikes of soft pink flowers with rounded petals. (Hardiness zone 6-8 at least). Modern breeders have started using techniques such as colchicine-induced polyploidy and embryo rescue to make crosses that were previously impossible. In the wild, it is found on alkaline soils throughout much of Europe, hailing from as high as 4,200 feet elevation...further north than any other cyclamen species. (Hardiness Zone 8-9, at least)  Only a handful of interspecies crosses have ever succeeded. As a result, summer rains and excessively run irrigation systems, combined with poor drainage, can easily rot the tubers. Cyclamen are tuberous, herbaceous, perennials that grow from either flattened, pancake-like or round tubers...depending on the species. Some people say SY-cla-men and others insist on SIK-la-men. Cyclamen hederifolium 'Pearlentippich' has white flowers. In the wild, cyclamen grow in rocky terrain or in the leaf litter beneath trees. The most widespread Cyclamen species it is found from southern France to western Turkey and Mediterranean islands. Our clumps have thrived for more than a decade under a large eucalyptus tree...very dry in the summer. (Hardiness Zone 8-9), Cyclamen alpinum (a.k.a. (Hardiness Zone 6-8, at least). In their native range, some wild populations of cyclamen have been severely depleted by over collection of tubers for commercial trade, rendering many species endangered in the wild. (Please note that hardy cyclamen planted outdoors will go through this process naturally and do not need extra care to rebloom.) It has heart-shaped leaves with a narrow silver spear-shaped pattern. There have been recent suggestions that the genus cyclamen should be moved into the family Myrsinaceae, but that taxonomic battle continues. When the seeds are ripe, the fruit splits open and ants, attracted by the sugar, carry off the seeds. peloponnesiacum, Cyclamen peloponnesiacum) is native to the Peloponnese area in the south of Greece. Below is a list of topics for review when potting your cyclamen. Check the notes on Hardy Species for the type of cyclamen that are to be planted and growing Hardy Cyclamen Outdoors for where to plant. No winter garden is complete without Cyclamen coum.Easy to grow and fully hardy [USDA zone 6; Sunset zones 2-9, 14-24], with captivating foliage and flowers, it brightens the gray days of winter like no other plant.Rounded, heart-shaped leaves emerge in fall, often with varied silver and gray tones painted onto a deep green base. After flowers fade, marbled, heart-shaped foliage appears and lasts through winter.
The cotyledon, we should remember, is extremely sensitive. Cyclamen can tolerate many soil types and a wide range of pH, although they prefer a slightly alkaline, well-drained soil. It is good to keep in mind that winter is their growing season when they need light and moisture. $66.00 $ 66. Although, it should be noted it is not as hardy as Cyclamen Hederifolium, Cyclamen coum or Cyclamen Purpurascens. Some species even have contractile roots that will pull the tuber down to the appropriate depth. Cyclamen are well adapted to the Mediterranean climate with its hot dry summers and cool wet winters, but most can be grown in a wide range of temperate climates as long as the summer dormant tubers remain well-drained. Come summer the corms (not bulbs) sleep happily in the dry soil around tree roots waiting for the rains of autumn. This is why cyclamen are one of the very few plants that grow happily under beech trees. Cyclamen mirabile 'Tilebarn Jan' is a white flowered form of Cyclamen mirabile sometimes with a pink blush to the nose of the flower. Cyclamen persicum, or florists cyclamen, has sweet-scented small (1/2 to 3/4 inch) flowers that are produced on long stems, held upright above the foliage. In the case of mini cyclamen, pricking out is done directly into the final pot so as to encourage the production of many leaves. Wet and soggy soils with poor drainage will cause tubers to rot. Cyclamen coum. Since cyclamen plants are small it is nice to plant some where you can observe them up close, near walkways, entryways and outdoor living areas. Hederifolium (pronounced hed-er-ih-FOH-lee-um) means "having leaves like Hedera (the ivy genus). Avoid any raking or the tops of the tubers may be damaged. More information on planting in pots see Cyclamen Pot Culture. We invite our readers to stop by the garden on our Open Nursery and Garden Days in order to see our collection and to check out our web site to see our current offerings. Keep the soil evenly humid. The petals are roundish or triangular in shape, and are sometimes twisted around. Cyclamen persicum, the parent of these modern hybrids, is native to islands in the Mediterranean, Greece and Lebanon. It has pale pink flowers bearing a deeper pink nose. can make a difference in successfully growing cyclamen in severe cold. Some species prefer dappled shade (Cyclamen balearicum, creticum, intaminatum, mirabile, parviflorum, purpurascens, repandum, alpinum) while others prefer a more open site, even with a couple of hours of sun (Cyclamen coum, cilicium, graecum, hederifolium, libanoticum, pseudibericum). Cyclamen rohlfsianum is the only species that always has flowers with protruding anthers like Dodecatheon. deep and 6 in. Squirrels can also be a nuisance as they sometimes uproot tubers maybe taking a bite out of them. The flowers, which appear with the leaves, are pale pink suffused with carmine around the mouth and held just atop the foliage. Modern Cyclamen persicum hybrids have many interesting traits including large size, ruffled petals, double flowers, picotee flowers, and a wide range of colors including the breakthrough hues, true red and pale yellow. (Hardiness Zone 9-10, guessing)  Unfortunately, this poorly executed law also makes it difficult to purchase legally grown plants from nurseries that propagate them from seed. Frost-tolerant but not able to withstand prolonged freezing is repandum.All garden situations are different so some of these may … Reportedly, cyclamen tubers may be divided like potatoes during their dormant period. Druse, K. & Roach, M., (2004), The Collector's Garden, Timber Press, Portland Oregon, Pg. The corms should be planted 2 in. Production of mini-cyclamen Transplanting and potting up. Nancy Goodwin tells me that she finds the spring-flowering species prefer to be planted slightly deeper since it helps keep them from sprouting too early in spring. Cyclamen hederifolium and Cyclamen graecum tubers should be planted with the top of the tuber just below, the soil surface, although slightly deeper is also fine. The flowering date varies by species...see the chart below. 1. The flowers are generally fragrant, white or soft pink with a deep pink or crimson-magenta zone at the base of each petal and appear in late winter through spring. (Hardiness Zone 7-9, guessing), Cyclamen x schwarzii (Cyclamen libanoticum x Cyclamen pseudibericum) (Hardiness Zone 7-9, guessing), Cyclamen x wellensiekii (Cyclamen cyprium x Cyclamen libanoticum) is named after Professor Dr Ir. It is a small species with grey-green leaves, often with a silver sheen and a crimson underside. However, in 2010 a tissue culture protocol was developed that worked for several Cyclamen species and was published by a Dr. Anika Prange and team in Germany. Tubers will be protected and growth will be unhampered. (Hardiness Zone 7-9, guessing), Cyclamen rhodium (syn: C. repandum ssp. caucasicum hails from the Caucasus and is similar to the species except the leaf may be slightly scalloped. That being said, in the nursery we find the hardy cyclamen quite easy to grow in pots. Cyclamen roots are noncompetitive and can be planted among the roots of trees and large shrubs, both deciduous and evergreen. The following bloom calendar of selected species is based on our observations here in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (Hardiness zone 7b, 35ºN latitude). Cyclamen hederifolium, also known as C. neapolitanum, (seen in the photo above) may take cold weather best. A layer of compost or mulch applied over the dormant tubers in summer is all that may be needed to provide nourishment while also discouraging weeds. Cyclamens thrive during the cooler, overcast weather in coastal regions of U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 9 and 10. Growing up to 3-6 inches tall and wide (7-15 cm), this species is quite hardy and will survive very low temperatures. Hardy Cyclamen are ideally suited to growing in a shaded rockery or naturalized in the light shade of woodland borders. The petals are long and pointed at the tip. This species is native to Turkey on rocky hill slopes. You need to collect the seed after they are mature, but before the fruit opens since insects will likely haul them away before you do. Cyclamen are also grown in containers by plant collectors. It’s perfect for growing at the base of small shrubs and trees, and naturalising in grass. Native to Western Asia, North Africa and parts of Europe, Cyclamen is a member of the plant family, Primulaceae or Primrose. (Hardiness Zone 9b, guessing), Cyclamen persicum f. puniceum Lebanon form has flowers that are usually darker pink than plants from other locations. Container grown plants can have aphid problems when the new growth emerges. tall. Cyclamen flowers are often compared to those of the ornamental genus dodecatheon because both flowers face downward and have reflexed petals. (Hardiness Zone 9-10, guessing), Cyclamen somalense is a recently discovered Somalian species that we do not currently grow here at Juniper Level Botanic Garden. In the 1600s cyclamen were taken to Europe and grown for ornamental purposes. Cyclamen hederifolium 'Album' are selected white-flowered forms. There are 23 species currently recognized in the genus Cyclamen, which is in currently in the family Primulaceae. The small clumps are adorned in late winter (January, February in NC) by 2" tall spikes of flowers, ranging from pink to purple. Grows 4- to 6-in. The flowers, which are white with grey veins or pale pink, appear in autumn, emerging either before or along with the leaves. (Hardiness Zone 7-10), Cyclamen mirabile is a group of little tubers that we love, not only for the charming pink flowers produced in fall, but also for the highly ornamental silver dollar-sized foliage which is often intricately patterned in silver and green. In addition, cyclamen are prized for their often kaleidoscopic green and silver patterned leaves whose intricacy and variety of form are unmatched in the garden. The leaves are rather fleshy, deep dull green with a marked silvery pattern in the middle above, with purple beneath. Cyclamen species are native primarily to the Mediterranean region: Greece, Italy, Cypress, Crete, Turkey, Lebanon and Israel (where they are the national flower). I live in the North of England. Normally, the flowers and foliage appear together in the fall, and the plant goes dormant for the rest of the year. (Hardiness Zone 5-8, at least), Cyclamen libanoticum is native to Lebanon and has large flowers which appear in early spring. Cyclamen will grow in most conditions but avoid planting them in direct sunlight; Shaded areas and drier soils are best for cyclamen. Cyclamen parviflorum is a very small alpine plant from northeast Turkey that we do not currently grow here at Juniper Level Botanic Garden. It was only after owning my first home that I tried hardy cyclamen for myself, starting in the early 1980s, with the final piece of the puzzle coming together in an expedition to study them in the wild in 2010. Cyclamen mirabile 'Tilebarn Nicholas'has a leaf with a Christmas tree shape in the center, surrounded by a wide pink/silver band. Cyclamen are hardy plants, flowering through the winter. Planting cyclamen In pots or the garden, the cyclamen corms should be planted with the top just showing above the soil surface. Cyclamen balearicum, creticum, and parviflorum4. Here are the most popular cyclamen hybrids that people love to grow. confusum has leaves that are shorter and wider than the species. Cyclamen hederifolium 'Silver Arrow' has gorgeous leaves are edged with green, and moving inward have successive silver and green sections. The honey-scented flowers range in color from deep pink to white. Different varieties of hardy Cyclamen may root from either the bottom or top of the corm. In fall, the plants are topped with complementary spikes of bright pink flowers. Corms are easily planted when they are in dormant state. Cyclamen coum 'Something Magic' PP19,894. 00. Many species are hardy, generally in USDA Hardiness Zones 7 and above. The Cyclamen africanum that we grow is marginally hardy in our Zone 7b garden, but our C. africanum accessions could possibly be hybrids with C. hederifolium, which would explain their unexpected hardiness. Sandy to clay soils are acceptable but should be well draining and loose with grit, compost or mulch. Cyclamen creticum is native to Crete and Karpathos, but rare in cultivation. Hardy cyclamen are a group of tuberous perennials, whose small stature make them perfect for rock gardens, alpine beds, or potted plants. Seems some pesky little mouse took seed I had started and hoarded them in the 3 plants. Cyclamen graecum 'Glyfada', discovered by Brian Mathew at Glyfada near Athens, has a completely silver leaf with no hastate pattern, topped by stalks of pale magenta flowers. Other common names include sowbread, Persian or alpine violet. Aphids usually only appear when the leaves are in decline and the plant is headed for dormancy. Sometimes the entire leaf is colored silver or pewter. This is reportedly not a cold hardy plant, but we found these growing above the tree line at over 3,000' elevation in Crete, so there is most certainly far more hardiness potential than has been realized. Cyclamen are facultative out-crossers so they will set seed best if there are multiple plants growing near each other (that are not clones). The Roman naturalist, Pliny the Elder, described how cyclamen tubers and roots were used to poison fish. The hardiest varieties are smaller than the standard-sized floral cyclamen, but if you're looking for a happy medium, mid-sized cyclamen fit the bill. Plant it amongst tree roots or against the base of a wall for best results. The flower stalk of many species coils up upon itself over and over, like a spring, so that the developing fruit is pulled downward beneath the leaf canopy. anatolicum has smaller flowers than the species but are sweetly scented. Potted cyclamen plants have long been symbols of resignation and goodbye, and as such, they are often given to people when they move, change jobs, or retire. This bizarre behavior is beautiful and amazing to observe. 50-55 Prangea, A., et. Cyclamen creticum likes more shade than most species and prefers growing in damp conditions with leaf debris and compost. While not as vigorous as Cyclamen hederifolium, the very dark green, velvety-appearing foliage (often patterned silver) is stunning even when not in flower. Flowers vary from pale pink to a deep rose-pink. This is a great way to show off the leaves and flowers, and in the UK, potted plants are frequent award winners in floral shows. Wellensiek of the Agricultural University of Wageningen, Netherlands, who first produced the hybrid in 1969. Leaf patterns are generally less distinct than in many other species although "silver" leafed forms exist. This species does not go dormant and retains its leaves throughout the year. It is certainly the most widely cultivated among the hardy cyclamen. This is a variable species with a wild distribution in Greece, Crete, Turkey, and Cyprus on screes and other rocky sites. Mice and squirrels will eat maturing seeds and can wreak havoc if you are trying to collect seed. Cyclamen persicum is the parent species of the florist's cyclamen but the cultivated varieties no longer resemble the wild types. In this short video guide from Gardeners’ World, Monty Don shows you how to plant autumn-flowering Cyclamen hederifolium.He offers tips on how deep to plant them and how to improve the drainage to stop the tubers rotting. This is the only explanation I have of how they got there. Many cyclamen species bloom in the fall and late winter when there is little else in flower. Winter-flowering cyclamen are easy to propagate from self-sown seedlings under the parent plants. elegans, rhodium ssp. 9241 Sauls Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603 | All rights reserved. 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