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Family: PRIMULACEAE 

 Cyclamen persicum
 
  
Author:  Philip Miller 1768
Family:  Primulaceae
Habitat:  South-East Europe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum
Thickness:  12 centimetres
Height:  30 centimetres
Flower:  Pink (White to Red)
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Florist Cyclamen, Alpeviol
Synonyms:  Cyclamen latifoliun, Cyclamen graecum
Got it from:  Roskilde, Denmark
Year:  2003

 

  

One of the few European caudiciforms. This Primulaceae was first described by Philip Miller in 1768. Well-drained soil, a little water and shadow. The bulb will grow up to twelve centimetres. The flowers are pink, but a lot of work has gone in to this species and now they variate from white over pink to red. It can only be reproduced by seeds. 

This ordinary window plant is rather poison, specially the sap and the caudex.

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