A tuberous perennial that blooms first and then sprouts leaves in Autumn, grows through Winter and then goes dormant before summer heat and dry season begins. As the plant matures, the tuber slowly grows.
The leaves on this one are a silvery green with darker veins. The blossoms are a little darker pink than the typical hederifolum.
Height is less than 6″ and can spread over time, up to 12″. The nodding blossoms are in the white to pink range and the petals are bent all the way back. After flowering they spiral down to the ground, where they bury themselves and develop the seeds.
Pronunciation: SIGH-kla-men hed-er-ih-FOH-lee-um
Species Meaning: Having leaves like Hedera (Ivy genus)
Cyclamen hederifolium is native to Mediterranean.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P20042
We acquired this plant from Xera Plants.