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 😍😘🤗❤️💕.
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 up-close the beauty of this simple yet sophisticated cyclamen flower.
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. Cyclamen are beautiful, hardy, and easy to take care of. Ideal little plants for the winter months.
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.
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.
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 to use not only in the landscape but to enjoy indoors as well.
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.
Try planting a cyclamen or two in your garden or patio, and enjoy a couple plants indoors as well.
During the cold winter months cyclamens give a wonderful splash of cheerful color no matter where they are displayed.
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 ❤️