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cyclamen

cy·cla·men

 (sī′klə-mən, sĭk′lə-)
n.
Any of various plants of the genus Cyclamen, especially a Mediterranean species (C. persicum) widely cultivated as a houseplant, having decorative leaves and showy, variously colored flowers with reflexed petals.

[New Latin Cyclamen, genus name, from Latin cyclamīnos, from Greek kuklamīnos, probably from kuklos, circle, wheel (perhaps from its bulbous roots); see cycle.]

cyclamen

(ˈsɪkləmən; -ˌmɛn)
n
(Plants) any Old World plant of the primulaceous genus Cyclamen, having nodding white, pink, or red flowers, with reflexed petals. See also sowbread
adj
(Colours) of a dark reddish-purple colour
[C16: from Medieval Latin, from Latin cyclamīnos, from Greek kuklaminos, probably from kuklos circle, referring to the bulb-like roots]

cy•cla•men

(ˈsaɪ klə mən, -ˌmɛn, ˈsɪk lə-)

n.
any plant of the genus Cyclamen, of the primrose family, having nodding white, purple, or red flowers with reflexed petals.
[1540–50; < New Latin, Medieval Latin < Greek kyklámīnos bulbous plant, akin to kýklos circle; see cycle]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cyclamen - Mediterranean plant widely cultivated as a houseplant for its showy dark green leaves splotched with silver and nodding white or pink to reddish flowers with reflexed petalscyclamen - Mediterranean plant widely cultivated as a houseplant for its showy dark green leaves splotched with silver and nodding white or pink to reddish flowers with reflexed petals
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Cyclamen - genus of widely cultivated flowering Eurasian herbs with centrally depressed rounded tubers and rounded heart-shaped leaves
Translations
ciklámen
cyklamen

cyclamen

[ˈsɪkləmən] Nciclamen m

cyclamen

[ˈsɪkləmən] ncyclamen m

cyclamen

nAlpenveilchen nt, → Zyklamen nt (spec)

cyclamen

[ˈsɪkləmən] nciclamino
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Cyclamen plants will continue to bloom for a few weeks if they are kept in a north window in a cool room (55 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit) and watered enough to keep the soil evenly moist and never soggy.
UNDERPLANT CLIMBERS WITH WINTER PLANTS IF you have climbers in pots next to the house, whose leaves have fallen and are now offering no colour or interest, use the bare space to underplant them with brightly coloured winter flowering plants such as cyclamen, heather, variegated ivy or ornamental cabbage.
Cyclamen Coum (Eastern Cyclamen) The hardy cyclamen is often hailed as a hero of winter colour, with its lovely purple and pink blotched flowers opening throughout the season.
Vic Aspland , President of the British Cyclamen Society will give a talk on: Cyclamen in cultivation and in the wild This is a must see talk for all keen gardeners from an expert on this popular plant and its many forms and varieties.
Lamium with silver foliage and a pink flower would look great with the silver foliage of cyclamen.
For a unique alternative to the traditional holiday poinsettia or Christmas cactus, and an attractive easy-care houseplant that will bloom continuously throughout winter, you may want to consider giving florists' cyclamens (Cyclamen persicum) a try.
Cyclamen can be maintained as a houseplant year-round to enjoy the heart-shaped leaves attractively figured and marbled with contrasting colors.
The holidays provide us with the opportunity to enjoy the flowers of holiday cacti, kalanchoe, cyclamen and poinsettia.
Hardy bedding plants will provide most colour, so check out what's looking best in your local garden centre - polyanthus, primula, violas, Bellis or winter perennis, wallflowers and cyclamen are all suitable candidates and the more the merrier, because these plants won't grow much over winter so they need packing in tightly.