Cyclamen persicum

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 Cyclamen persicum subsp. var.  Cyclamen
Habit: bulbous
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Lifespan: perennial
Features: flowers, houseplant
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The cyclamen commonly sold by florists.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Cyclamen persicum, Mill. (C. hederaefolium, Sibth. & Smith. C. indicum, Linn. C. latifolium, Sibth. & Smith. C. macrophyllum, Sieb. C. punicum, Pomel. C. pyrolaefolium, Salisb.). The common greenhouse or Persian cyclamen, in many forms: tuber large, flattened endwise, corky on the outside: lvs. appearing with the fls., ovate, crenate-dentate, base deeply cordate, usually marbled or variegated with white: fls. on scapes 6-7 in. high, large, scentless, white, purple-blotched at the mouth, but with rose-colored, purple and spotted forms, the segms. oblong-spatulate in shape, not eared or lobed at the base: pedicel not coiling in fr. Greece to Syria. The large-fld. cult. forms are grouped as follows by Pax & Knuth: Var. album (C. aleppicum, Hort.). Pure white. Var. giganteum. White with red throat; very large. Var. magnificum (var. punctatum). White, speckled with red, large. Var. rubrum. Red. var. sanguineum. Light blood-red, large. Var. rosea-superbum. Brilliant rose-red, large. Var. purpureum. Purple with bluish markings, large. Var. violaceum. Violet-red. Var. atrorubrum and var. splendens. Dark red, large. The var. giganteum (C. giganteum, Hort.) is the common large-fld., improved form of the florist's cyclamen. There are also double-fld. forms; also fimbriate or crested forms, C. Papilio. The species is frequently figured in the trade catalogues. CH

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Cyclamen are commonly grown for their flowers, both outdoors and indoors in pots. Several species are hardy and can be grown outdoors in mild climates such as northwest Europe and the Pacific Northwest of North America.

The cyclamen commonly sold by florists is C. persicum, which is frost-tender. Selected cyclamen cultivars can have white, bright pink, red or purple flowers. While flowering, florists' cyclamens should be kept below 20 °C (68 °F), with the night time temperatures preferably between 6.5 °C to 15 °C (44 °F to 59 °F). Temperatures above 20 °C (68 °F) may induce the plant to go dormant.


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