It comes as a surprise to many of today's gardeners that some cyclamen species may actually be grown outdoors. But gardeners in ages past knew it for hardy cyclamen, flowering in autumn and winter, were often grown in cemeteries to provide seasonal color.
Cyclamen hederifolium is certainly the most widely cultivated among the hardy cyclamen. It is a lovely little plant, native from southern France to western Turkey, that adds charm to the shady corner of your garden. You'll enjoy the ivy-shaped, variegated foliage and fragrant, pink flowers from late summer to early fall.
To learn more, read our article, Enchanting Hardy Cyclamen.