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Author:  Philip Miller, 1768
Origin:  Algeria, Cyprus, East Aegean Island, Greece, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Palestine, Tunisia, Turkey
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum
Thickness:  12 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  Pink (White - Red)
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Florist Cyclamen, Alpeviol
Synonyms:  Cyclamen latifoliun.
Cyclamen graecum.
Cyclaminus persica,
Cyclamen persicum
var. autumnale, Grey-Wilson.
Cyclamen persicum f
. puniceum, Grey-Wilson.

One of the few European caudiciforms. This Primulaceae was first described by Philip Miller in 1768. It preferring a well-drained soil, a little water and shadow. The bulb will grow up to twelve centimetres in diameter. The flowers are pink, but a lot of work has gone in to this species and now they are 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.

The genera name from Greek kyklos: 'circle' referring to the rounded tubers. The species name means it originates from Persia.

According to GRIN, it is a member of the Myrsinaceae family.

This is a winter-grower, or real early spring-grower.

The grit is 5 mm.