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CYCLAMEN persicum (MIRACLE™ FLAME MIX)

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James Burghardt

Family

Primulaceae

Botanical Name

CYCLAMEN persicum( MIRACLE™ FLAME MIX, MIRACLE™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Florist's Cyclamen, Miracle Flame Mix Cyclamen, Persian Cyclamen

General Description

Miracle Flame cyclamens bear pastel, pale-edged blooms on tidy compact plants. Miracle Series cyclamens are seed-propagated F1 hybrids selected and bred for production and sale as seasonal container plants. Like other florist's cyclamen cultivars they derive from Cyclamen persicum, a tender tuberous perennial from the eastern Mediterranean.

Miracle Series cyclamens form dense, compact, symmetrical mounds of handsome, heart-shaped, silver-mottled leaves that expand in fall or early winter. Solitary, nodding flowers with five backswept, upright petals appear on 8-inch (20-cm) stems in fall, winter, or spring. The petals of Miracle Flame cyclamens are soft-pink or -purple, fading and feathering to pale silvery-pink at their edges. Plants die back to a rounded tuber in late spring.

Florist's cyclamen thrives in bright filtered light; well-drained, humus-rich soil or mix; cool moist winters; and mild dry summers. It makes an ideal houseplant for cool sunny rooms and windowsills. Cyclamen persicum also takes well to the garden where conditions are suitable.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    7 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    9 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    6"-10" / 15.2cm - 25.4cm

  • Width

    6"-10" / 15.2cm - 25.4cm

  • Bloom Time

    Spring, Late Spring, Late Fall, Winter

  • Native To

    Mediterranean

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Purple, Pink, Light Pink

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Spotted/Mottled

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Spotted/Mottled

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Winter) Modifier

    SpottedMottled

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes