North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
This cyclamen was a self-sown seedling in the pot of a Flowering Cherry which I bought last year. I planted the Prunus in the garden & potted the cyclamen, placing it on the window sill.
The leaves soon appeared and this month (June) a flower has formed, plus four new buds.
With its heart-shaped leaves which are green & faintly patterned around the edge, flowering in June, plus generally compact form, this cyclamen almost ticks all the boxes for C. purpurascens (Europaeum) but the flower has auricles at the base of the corolla, which is not typical for C. purpurascens, although one of my books mentions that some forms of C. purpurascens do have these.
Can anyone confirm?
- 16 Jun, 2010