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November 26, 2016


Is Cyclamen just not suitable for the winter season in Arkansas?  We're in NY this week and they are planted EVERYWHERE.


AnswerThere are two plants that are showy blooming cyclamens—the hardy cyclamen Cyclamen hederifolium, is winter hardy outside in Arkansas and blooms in the fall in the shade garden. The foliage is pretty throughout the season.  The florist cyclamen Cyclamen persicum is not winter hardy and must be grown as a houseplant.  It is still a showy plant, and comes in shades of pink, purple, white and red.  It would not be hardy in New York either, so I am assuming you have seen the hardy cyclamen, albeit it is a bit late in the year for it to still be blooming.



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