Cyclamen hederifolum

Cyclamen hederifolium

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 patterning on these can be very intricate. 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.


  • Cyclamen hederifolum
    Cyclamen hederifolum

Cultivation Notes

Grow in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in part shade.

In Our Garden

Plant ID: P19074

Found in Portal,

Tucked under Rose – Cecil Bruner, on the right side of the gate when heading down the garden.

We acquired this plant from Breck's.

Family: Primulaceae

Genus: Cyclamen

Species: hederifolium

Commonly known as: Cyclamen

Height: <3ft

Spread: <3ft

Growth Habit:
Sun Needs:
Part Shade
Part Sun
Soil Type:
Season of Interest:
Zn 0 to 6 - too cold for me!

Resistant to Deer.

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