Cyclamen – Latinia Salmon

Cyclamen is a great winter-flowering plant that loves light shade. You can grow in indoors or out. I am currently using them as a winter highlight in my former firepit. The red cyclamen is classic for the winter holidays. This salmon variety is also pretty. Strong stems bear vibrant, filly flowers well above attractive, silver-mottled leaves. In the summer, the foliage on this tropical perennial dies back and it is stressed by reflected heat (so shade is important). I plan to repot them into containers and move them to the shade of the cherry tree.

Cyclamen contains irritating saponins, and when any part of the plant (especially the tubers or roots) are chewed or ingested by dogs and cats, it can result in clinical signs of drooling, vomiting and diarrhea.

First planted in my Sunnyvale garden: Dec 2016
Garden Nursery: Summer Winds
Grower: Cal Color Growers, Morgan Hill, CA


Family: Primulaceae

Genus: Cyclamen (SIGH-kla-men) (Info)

Species: purpurascens (pur-pur-ESS-kenz) (Info)

Synonym:Cyclamen europaeum

Synonym:Cyclamen floridum

Synonym:Cyclamen littorale

Synonym:Cyclamen officinale

Synonym:Cyclaminus europaea






under 6 in. (15 cm)



3-6 in. (7-15 cm)



USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)


Sun Exposure:

Light Shade



Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested


Bloom Color:




Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall



Grown for foliage






Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are fragrant


Soil pH requirements:

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)


Patent Information:



Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)


Seed Collecting:

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