Did You Know…

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… these FUN FACTS about the CYCLAMEN?

  • Cyclamen is also known as “sowbread,” as it fed to pigs  to enhance the flavour of pork.
  • The name Cyclamen comes from the Greek word “kuklos,” meaning circle.
  • Cyclamens have been used in traditional herbal medicine to heal wounds and boils.
  • During the Renaissance, the ear-shaped leaves were thought to heal ear aches.
  • In the late 16th century, cyclamen was used to induce childbirth.
  • In the language of flowers, cyclamen symbolize departure; they would be a perfect gift for someone who is retiring or relocating.