Cyclamen is a perennial flower, which is native to parts of Europe, such as Turkey. In September, the small flowers suddenly appear (before the leaves). It is a time of the year, when many other plants are finishing flowering, so their arrival at the beginning of autumn is very welcome.
Cyclamen under tree. They self-seed quite freely and do well in shady spots under trees.
These cyclamen are in my garden. These are the very first shoots of the year. You can see how they coil themselves from the ground up to a couple of inches off the soil.
A bee and cyclamen.
This is in quite a shady spot under some ferns. The leaves are a little more developed.
Cyclamen also make popular pot plants for both indoors and outdoors. They are relatively hardy. Though indoors can be prone to a bit of mold. Don’t over-water.
- Cyclamen at Gardeners Tips