Cyclamen. Their leaves shaped like little hearts ❤️, their flowers shaped like flying hearts 💕 – can you find anything more perfect in nature for Valentine’s Day? ❤️💕
Looking for the perfect nature-inspired Valentine’s present? Cyclamen! With their heart shaped leaves and heart shaped flowers, cyclamens are fitting Valentine’s Day winter plants. For the garden lover in your family or a favorite friend, cyclamens make superb Valentine’s gifts. These darling plants are so skillful in putting anyone in a Valentine’s spirit 😍😘🤗❤️💕.
Cyclamen are such wonderful wintertime flowers that it’s easy to see why they are used extensively as landscape flowers all around town in December, January and February timeframe. During the cold winter months cyclamens give a wonderful splash of cheerful color no matter where they are displayed.
The best thing about cyclamens is that they make no-fuss garden plants. They last in the garden all year round and provide visual interest with their smoky variegated leaves. And predictably every winter these hardy cyclamen plants start blooming from December to February when the temperatures get colder.
Though cyclamen are typically seen in the landscape, take this charming flower and plant it up in a pot, and this ordinary winter flower gets transformed into something special.
Cyclamens look great whether they are potted in simple terracotta pots or fancy cachepots with a little decorative moss. No matter how they are presented, it gives us a chance to appreciate the beauty of this simple yet sophisticated cyclamen flower up close.
Cyclamen come in beautiful shades ranging from white to pale pink, coral to red. New varieties are now available which are bi-color, with ruffled flowers, and dwarf varieties that are as small as 3 inches. What all these cyclamens have in common is their easy to care for characteristics that transplant well into any garden.
The origins fo cyclamen.
Cyclamen are Mediterranean plants that grow in large fields all over the Mediterranean islands of Cyprus, Rhodes and Crete, and on the islands and coastal areas of the eastern Aegean Sea and from southern Turkey to northern Israel. These are known as wild cyclamens. However it’s the cyclamen persicum variety that is frost hardy and has become what is known as a florist’s cyclamen today, and is the most popular cyclamen variety among the gardening community all over the world. Because of their winter hardy nature, cyclamen persicum varieties are favored flowers in the winter.
Try planting a cyclamen or two in your garden or patio, and enjoy a couple plants indoors as well. But just note that cyclamen don’t do well indoors for long periods of time (no more than 2-3 days). They need fresh cool air, so enjoy them indoors when you have a guest or two over for tea, but put them back ouside so they can thrive in the cool mild temperatures. Cyclamen are beautiful, hardy, and easy to take care of ideal little plants for the winter months.
For more information on cyclamen and the best ways to care for them check out these web sites. How to Grow and Care for Cyclamen History and Cultivation of Cyclamen. The Cyclamen Society Indoor Care Instructions for Cyclamen Best tips to care for cyclamen
Cyclamen. A Perfect Winter Valentine Flower ❤️