Hardy Cyclamen | Cyclamen Cilicium Bulbs
If you are only familiar with the florist cyclamen, the nearly tropical beauty often found in bloom for the holidays - you are in for a treat! Hardy cyclamen sport the same wonderfully patterned silver and green leaves forming lush mounds, and the blooms are colorful and upswept - like a flurry of butterflies alighting on the plant. But! These lovely plants are hardy to zone 5! Yes, like Iowa, Missouri, and the very coldest parts of Pennsylvania among many others. These beauties are at home in the dappled light of woodland settings, and add an enchanting grace to shady corners and containers.
The award winning Cyclamen Cilicium blooms in fall, with delicate seeming blooms in shades of white to rose pink. Cilicium spreads its butterfly-like blooms just 3-4 inches above the broad, decorative leaves, and gives a sweet, honey-like scent. Blooms and leaves appear in fall after a summer dormancy. The delicate appearance is pure illusion, with the plants thriving and naturalizing in climates with winters 15 below zero. For an extended display, plant with Cyclamen Coum which blooms just as Cilicium is finished. Enjoy!