Name - Pronounced SIK-la-men, the name is presumed to come from Greek
kyclos, a circle referring to the round tubers, or leaves.
- Lovely inverted flowers rise out of fantastically patterned rounded or heart-shaped
leaves. Some of the patterns, particularly the silver leaved varieties are exquisite
and can truly be described as a wonder of nature.
Family - Primulaceae
Colours - Pinks, purples, white, red and combinations of these.
Varieties - There are scented varieties of cyclamen available now,
following years of breeding to make sure plants not only smell good but also have
large long-lived healthy flowers.
Care Tips - Cyclamen like things
cool; the smaller the leaves, the cooler they can stand it.
- The tubers are regarded as the favourite food for pigs in the South of France,
Sicily and Italy, hence a rather uncommon common name Sowbread.