Update: More flowers in January - cyclamen

Tuesday, January 19, 2021


Photo by Lee Lageschulte

I have absolutely no idea what this flower is - but it's January and it's blooming. Have I missed my window of opportunity to have my fruit trees pruned?


So no one but me had any difficulty identifying these pretties. They are cyclamen. They come in indoor varieties that can live outside until the temperature drops toward freezing. Then there is a hardy variety that is perfectly happy outside and requires no special care.

Readers were divided on which variety this one is.

The hardy variety is sold at nurseries - Sky would certainly have it - and it makes good ground cover as well as having a blooming season.

Thanks to everyone who sent the identification and information.



CarolHart January 19, 2021 at 6:29 AM  

That is cyclamen. This particular variety is an annual.

Unknown January 19, 2021 at 7:46 AM  

The flower is a cyclamen and this is the perfect time to prune fruit trees.

Anonymous,  January 19, 2021 at 3:06 PM  

This is cyclamen.

Julie January 19, 2021 at 6:53 PM  

It looks like a cyclamen! Beautiful! And no you haven't missed your window for fruit tree pruning! Still plenty of dormancy left this winter.

Brenda Kent January 20, 2021 at 9:37 AM  

Beautiful. I have some pictures to submit please send me email so I can do so.

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