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St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Cyclamen persicum

  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2022
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richard.spicer.7906

This is still a mystery to me as to what exactly this is. It doesn’t have the leaves of a normal Cyclamen persicum, or even of one of the many hybrids of florist cyclamen. So I submitted a request to the cyclamen society this morning to see if they can help me identify what it might be. It’s the leaves that fascinate me most! #cyclamen

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gjones

It’s a beautiful plant and the leaf patterns are very attractive though different from most cyclamens that I’ve seen.

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johninbrighton

@richard.spicer.7906 ..... Hello Richard ....... This is fabulous and wonderful ..... the flowers do slightly resemble florist Cyclamen with their frilly edged petals ..... let's hope you can solve the mystery soon ...... terrible weather here in Brighton today ...... VERY dark and raining non stop ..... visits to the beach on hold for the forseeable !!! ......... roll on Summer.

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islima

Its Cyclamen purpurascens?🧐

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Auricula

Almost Begonia shaped leaves💚

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ShelleySnyder

It's a real beauty!💘😍

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hkyfvr

Beautiful foliage. Hope you get an id. 😍

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joanboston

So unusual, beautiful

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anl

Very nice foliage hope you get it ID 💚

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richard.spicer.7906

Yes, it’s quite an unusual one. Even the Cyclamen society commented it was an unusual form, but have seen them with this leave form in the wild. They think it is more likely had some cultivated breeding involved so prob not truly wild form, but happy with what it has turned out like @gjones

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richard.spicer.7906

Hope the weather has improved for you John - been lovely here in St Albans this past week but much colder. Yes, cyclamen society decided it has florists cyclamen genes in it but unusual leaf form so not like the others @johninbrighton

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks @islima - it’s not purpurascens though as that would be in flower during the summer. The society I sent my query too think it’s more likely to be florists cyclamen type.

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2021
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richard.spicer.7906

Cyclamen persicum (wild form, allegedly!) this is the best it’s ever been and first year it’s really flowered well. Last year it got a bit distorted so didn’t photo the flowers. The colour has thrown me a bit as I haven’t been able to compare it to other pics but the leaves def are different to the millions of hybrid periscum florists cyclamen you find in supermarkets and garden centres

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fuschia

Love the colour 😍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I love it ....I’m not good with them 🤷🏼‍♀️and I don’t know why.

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godfreye

Gorgeous colour🤗

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sunlovin

I did notice how different the leaves are. I didn’t realize how many different types there were until I came to Vegas. 💕🌞

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ShelleySnyder

This is incredibly gorgeous Rich!💘😍

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joanboston

Gorgeous colour, flower and leaf

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johninbrighton

@richard.spicer.7906 ........ Wow ! ........ This is a stunner Richard...... Fabulous....... love it .

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richard.spicer.7906

This is the prettiest foliage of seen on a Cyclamen so far - deep green colour, with deep reddish leaf stalks. It apparently is the wild form of Cyclamen persicum (although I’m still trying to validate this), which is the parent of many of the florist cyclamen you find in garden centres and nurseries now. It’s not hardy, tender and so I’m keeping it frost free outdoors. It hasn’t flowered yet, so keeping fingers crossed it will soon 🤞🏼

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tinaaune

I wouldn't care if cyclamen flowered at all, the leaves are interesting enough for me and the flowers are just a + it will be interesting to see this flower @richard.spicer.7906

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ShelleySnyder

I agree with @tinaaune they have some mighty fabulous foliage and the flowers are a bonus!💘😍

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suerichards

Fabulous foliage 😍

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tessafox-veling

Hi Richard, I have been working in the garden throwing all of my potted plants away 😥😥😥. They are suffering so much and we are not allowed to water plants and my rain tanks are for veggies only. I felt very sad doing it ,as I worked so hard. Lots of in the ground plants have died too. Have a great Christmas

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rosiebug

💚👍🏻

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lesliecole49

Oh Tessa I'm so sorry. @tessafox-veling

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richard.spicer.7906

They certainly have a very intriguing leaf pattern, and it can be so variable! Hopefully will see some flowers soon 🤞🏼 @tinaaune @ShelleySnyder

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Sue 😊 @suerichards

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richard.spicer.7906

Oh no 😥 sorry to hear that Tessa, that must be very disheartening - I really do wish for rain and cooler weathers for you soon. I hope in light of the events you managed to have a lovely Christmas still @tessafox-veling

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