lovely flowers occurs in early autumn when the bulb have been
bare for month, during summer. Later, the leaves emerges.
This member of the
Primulaceae family was described by Johann Heinrich Friedrich Link in 1834. It is found in the
Southern part of Greece, including the islands of Crete, Aegean and
more, in the Western and Southern part of Turkey and on the Northern
Cyprus. It grows from September to November (or later) in all from deep
pine needles to gravel. Some water and some to lots of sun. It has
extremely variable foliage, and the flowers are from white over pale
pink to deep carmine. It can only be reproduced by seeds, as fare as I
Cyclamen from Greek:
kylos, meaning circle, referring to the rounded tubers.
According to GRIN, it
is a member of the Myrsinaceae family.
This is a winter-grower,
or real early spring-grower.