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
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