A clump-forming hybrid of Cyclamen persicum has green heart shaped leaves marbled with silver on short wiry stems creating a compact mound. The blooms are like a mass of rich pink and white butterflies sitting on top of the foliage and If conditions are ideal it can be in flower from early Autumn right through until mid, and sometimes late winter.
Cylamen persicum originates from South Eastern Mediterranean to North African regions and grows in very well drained, sandy soils, rocky screes and dry woodland. It is usually grown as a house, conservatory or greenhouse plant but we have regular success with growing these outside in UK zone 9 Southern, coastal areas. Just make sure it has very well drained soil, is in full sun and is in a protected spot such as under a tree or shrub that has had its crown lifted or by a South facing house wall.
Growing indoors requires a bright, well lit spot and the compost should be allowed to almost dry out between watering's. Plant in a gritty compost with plenty of horticultural sand added. Foliage will eventually die back after flowering and will go dormant. Keep the compost in the pot dry during the rest period resuming watering in late summer.
You will receive one young plant in 9cm pot.