cyclamen

Hardy Cyclamen Species

Incredibly unique flowers with reflexed petals is just one of the charms of cyclamen. Hardy varieties are and enchanting ground cover that can thrive under some of the most difficult growing conditions.

They can carpet an area of dry shade under Rhododendrons. Cyclamen are especially cheery with Hellebores and sweet box (Saracocca). Since many species originate from the Mediterranean and Middle East, they go summer dormant. With this in mind it is important to plant them in areas that do not receive a lot of summer water and heavily acidic soils. An established Daphne would be another good companion for hardy cyclamen.

Once established, hardy cyclamen will reseed. Sometimes seeds are spread by birds that favor their sweet coating. All species require very little maintenance.

Cyclamen coum

Cyclamen coum

Blooms November to February in shades of pink and sometimes white

Rounded heart shaped leaves with silver markings fall through spring.

Less vigorous than C. hederifolium.

Grows 4" tall 8-12" wide.

Zone 5 (15°F).

C. hederifolium

Cyclamen hederifolium

Flowers in varying shades of pink and white bloom in fall

Gorgeous arrow-shaped mottled leaves emerge after flowers and persist through spring.

Grows 4"tall and spreads indefinitely.

More sun tolerant than other species.

Zones 6-9.

Cyclamen purpurescens

Cyclamen purpurascens

Pink flowers July through September

Year-round heart shaped green or mottled leaves

Grows 2" tall

Zones 5 to 8.


Cyclamen 'Miracle Mix'

Florist Cyclamen

In the Pacific Northwest Florist's cyclamen, Cyclamen persicum, are considered annuals or houseplants because they do not tolerate temperatures below 25ºF for extended periods of time. They can successfully grow on a protected porch to provide blooms all winter.

Florist's cyclamen, with its large flowers and long bloom season brings a special brightness and texture to fall, winter, and spring containers. Other winter flowers cover a range of subdued colors, but these flowers are big and bright and remind us that another season is always just around the corner. Plus many varieties are fragrant too! Not only do they have charming flowers, but they also have beautiful heart-shaped leaves with unique silver markings. Florist's cyclamen make the perfect gift for the winter season.

Cyclamen White Mini

Cyclamen White mini

Cyclamen Frilly Mix

Cyclamen Frilly Mix

Find the Best Perennials for your Garden

We have a wonderful selection of perennials year round, but if you are looking for a specific perennial we will have the best selection when it is in bloom around town. Note: Native plant pages will take you into the Native Plant section.

Perennials

Actaea: Bugbane

Natives

Native Actaea: Bugbane

Perennials

Agastache: Hyssop

Perennials

Anemone: Windflower

Perennials

Aquilegia: Columbine

Natives

Native Aquilegia: Columbine

Perennials

Artemisia

Natives

Asarum: Wild Ginger

Natives

Asclepias: Milkweed

Perennials

Aster

Perennials

Astilbe: False Spirea

Perennials

Bellium: Miniature Daisy

Perennials

Bergenia: Pigsqueak

Perennials

Brunnera: Bugloss

Perennials

Canna Lily

Natives

Camassia: Camas

Perennials

Chrysanthemum

Perennials

Coreopsis: Tickweed

Perennials

Corydalis

Perennials

Cyclamen

Bulbs

Dahlia

Bulbs

Delosperma: Ice Plant

Perennials

Delphinium: Larkspur

Perennials

Dianthus: Carnation

Perennials

Dicentra: Bleeding Heart

Natives

Dodecatheon: Shooting Star

Perennials

Echinacea: Coneflower

Perennials

Epimedium

Natives

Erigeron: Fleabane

Natives

Eriophyllum: Oregon Sunshine

Perennials

Erodium: Alpine Geranium

Perennials

Eupatorium: Joe-Pye Weed

Perennials

Euphorbia: Spurge

Natives

Fragaria: Wild Strawberry

Bulbs

Fritillaria

Perennials

Hardy Fuchsia

Perennials

Hardy Geranium

Perennials

Geum: Avens

Perennials

Helenium: Sneezeweed

Perennials

Hellebore

Perennials

Hellebore: Gold Collection

Perennials

Hellebore: Winter Jewel

Perennials

Heuchera: Coral Bells

Perennials

Hosta: Plantain Lily

Perennials

Iberis: Candytuft

Bulbs

Iris

Natives

Native Iris

Perennials

Kniphofia: Red Hot Poker

Perennials

Leptinella

Perennials

Leucanthemum: Shasta Daisy

Natives

Lewisia: Bitterroot

Perennials

Ligularia

Perennials

Monarda: Bee Balm

Perennials

Moss

Bulbs

Narcissus: Daffodil

Perennials

Paeonia: Peony

Perennials

Papaver: Poppy

Perennials

Parahebe

Natives

Penstemon: Beard Tongue

Perennials

Perovskia: Russian Sage

Perennials

Primula: Primrose

Perennials

Rudbeckia: Black-eyed Susan

Perennials

Salvia

Perennials

Santolina: Lavender Cotton

Perennials

Sedum

Perennials

Evergreen Sedum

Natives

Native Sedum: Stonecrop

Perennials

Sempervivum: Hen & Chicks

Natives

Sidalcea: Checker Mallow

Natives

Sisyrinchium

Blue-eyed Grass
Natives

Solidago: Goldenrod

Natives

Synthyris: Native Figwort

Perennials

Top Shade Perennials

Perennials

Top Sun Perennials

Perennials

Tricyrtis: Toad Lily

Natives

Trillium: Wake Robin

Bulbs

Tulip

Natives

Vancouveria: Inside-out Flower

Perennials

Vinca: Periwinkle

Perennials

Viola: Violet

Natives

Native Viola: Violet

Perennials

Zantedeschia: Calla Lily