A different kind of fall color: Hardy cyclamen

I adore hardy cyclamen, more known for its wonderful variegated leaves than its flowers. In early fall they bloom naked, then the leaves come out. Because the small flowers grow close to the ground it is hard to see and appreciate the delicate beauty of the blossoms on their curlicue tendrils without crawling on the ground. Here is a slug’s eye view:

You have to get close to appreciate hardy cyclamen in bloom. The small flowers on their curling tendrils grow close to the ground.
One has to get close to really appreciate these delicate beauties.
You have to get close to appreciate hardy cyclamen in bloom. The small flowers on their curling tendrils grow close to the ground.

For Sunshine’s Macro Monday and Cee’s Flower of the Day

10 thoughts on “A different kind of fall color: Hardy cyclamen”

  1. Slug’s eye view is nice
    And cyclamen is truly a lovely flower
    Quick story – someone gave me a small potted cyclamen – an orange-red one – and it lasted a few years – which is amazing because I barely watered or fed it – but it was nice

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