ALmost Wordless Wednesday: Cyclamen for the Holidays

Just as poinsettias are a staple for holiday decorating, cyclamen are also a popular floral gift during the holidays. While we may be more familiar with them as a potted plant, they’re also a beautiful and hardy outdoor plant. For more information on growing cyclamen try Clemson University’s informational PDF.

 

Holiday Cyclamen (photo by Connie Schultz)
Holiday Cyclamen (photo by Connie Schultz)

 

Cyclamen blooming outdoors (Photo by Connie Schultz)
Cyclamen blooming outdoors (Photo by Connie Schultz)

 

Beautifully patterned Cyclamen leaves (Photo by Connie Schultz)
Beautifully patterned Cyclamen leaves (Photo by Connie Schultz)

 

Cyclamen persicum tuber (Photo by  Millie Davenport, ©2007 HGIC, Clemson Extension)
Cyclamen persicum tuber showing new growth. (Photo by Millie Davenport, ©2007 HGIC, Clemson Extension)

Submitted by Connie Schultz, Master Gardener/Composter (’95 Cornell Extension) now volunteering in Johnston County, NC