Cyclamen rohlfsianum flowered at the beginning of February
and a week later a few more flowers emerged
Cyclamen hederifolium also started that week, the first one being a white form
Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C
Yesterday we found the first Cyclamen graecum in bloom
At our AGS Vic Group meeting on Saturday one of our members, Viv, brought some of her wonderful plants including Cyclamen colchicum
Does anyone else think that it has a confusing name?
She also had some small pots of Cyclamen intaminatum
At our March meeting another member, Jon, brought a few cyclamen,including CC hederifolium, purpurascens, mirabile
A blurry pic of Jon's Cyclamen mirabile
Yesterday (February 17) we found the first Cyclamen graecum in bloom
A month later and that cyclamen is still flowering,
More Cyclamen hederifolium, white
The pale pink Cyclamen graecum is still flowering more than 7 weeks after the first flower was found,
and in another pat of the garden the only white flowering one that I have has just started to flower
In 2005 I got seed from the AGS Seedex of Cyclamen mirabile ex 'Tilebarn Nicholas'; here are some of the original seedlings showing some variation with a couple close to the original,
Really nice, Fermi. None of my seedling C. mirabile have come close to that pink leaf.
Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8
I presume that 'Tilebarn Nicholas' was a selection with strong pink coloration and that seedlings from it will be variable. With most cyclamen "strains" the preferred technique should be to grow a number of seedlings and rogue out the ones which don't fit the description! Unfortunately we have retailers who simply sell all the seedlings from a named form as the named plant without checking that they are true to form.
I would say that only 50% of the seedlings I raised have enough pink to warrant them being distinct,