Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Cyclamen persicum 'Turkish Delights'
Turkish Delights Persian Hardy Cyclamen
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Cyclamen
Item #: 13595
Zones: 7b to 9b, at least
Height: 4" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Pot Size: 2.5" pot (7.9 fl. oz/233 ml)
Cyclamen persicum 'Turkish Delights' is our special offering of what has so far, been a winter hardy wild strain of Cyclamen persicum from a Turkish collection. Cyclamen persicum is best known as the florist cyclamen, which you often see and can quickly kill from the big box stores. Cyclamen persicum 'Turkish Delights' is a very different critter, having overwintered fine in our gardens during the winter of 2018/2019. The small, round, dark green leaves are beautifully patterned silver. The clumps, which emerge for us in fall (NC), are topped, starting in late winter with short spikes of dark lavender pink flowers. As with all cyclamen, the key to success is planting them in an area that stays relatively dry during the summer dormancy period.
Flower Color: Pink
Leaf Color: Green , Silver/Grey , Variegated
Container Role: Fillers
Garden Themes: Fairy Garden Plants , Gnome Gardens , Rock Garden Plants , Southwest Garden Plants
Other: Deer Resistant Plants , Drought Tolerant Plants , Dry Shade Plants , Pollinator Plants , Medicinal Plants , Ornamental Seed or Fruit , Rabbit Resistant Plants , Xeriscaping Plants , Patterned Foliage