Cyclamen – Cyclamen persicum and C. spp. Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Common Name: Cyclamen Botanical Name: Cyclamen persicum and C. spp., SICK-la-men or SYE-kla-men Flower Color: Pink, Purple, Red, White Availability: Winter, Year Round Harvest Instructions: Flowers should be harvested in the bud stage, namely, when they are showing color but still facing in a downward position. Family Roots: Member of the Primulaceae (primrose) family. Native to Central Europe. Common relatives include oxlip, primrose and purple loosestrife. Personality: Flowers are solitary, at the ends of leafless stems. Petals are strongly reflexed. Leaves are kidney-shaped, thick and fleshy. Storage Specifics: Can be stored at 33-35F for one week but if pulsed as described above, 3 weeks of storage is possible. Tidbits: The specific epithet name “persicum” probably means of Persia. This ties in with one use of this plant as a Christmas plant in Germany. Cyclamen, from the Greek “kyklos” (circular), referring to the spiraling of the peduncle (flower stem) after flowering in some species. What's New - Find the newest in distinct floral designs from our collection of premium luxury flowers, plants and gifts for any occasion.