Cyclamen persicum

Family: Primulaceae
Common: Cyclamen, Persian Violet, Sowbread
Species Origin: Mediterranean Countries and Asia Minor

Geophyte Characteristics

Type: Enlarged hypocotyl, but commonly called a tuber
Sizes Available: 10/12 to 24/ up cm, in circumference

Flower & Plant Characteristics

Color: Crimson, pink, rose, white
Shape: Shuttle-cock with reflexed petals
Size: 1 to 2 inches (2.5-5 cm) long
Floret/Flower Number: One
Flowering Season: Outdoor – winter to spring. When forced – winter
Total Height: 6 to 8 inches (15-20 cm)
Number of Stems: Many
Uses: Potted flowering plant, gardens
Planting Time: Late summer
Planting Depth: place top of tuber level with soil
Spacing: 4 to 8 inches (10-20 cm) apart