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) Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now 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.