Autumn displays of Cyclamen are seriously tempting. It is so hard to walk by their bright colours, nodding heads and fancy leaves. I admit it. I succumbed to its lure again.
There’s an exquisite, new branded Cyclamen in garden centres. The bicolour petals look as if they have been painted with the delicate brush of an artist. The Indiaka® Cyclamen simply called out to me. This Cyclamen persicum hybrid just couldn’t stay in the shop. I have since discovered that Indiaka® is the patiently crafted result of 15 years’ dedication by Cyclamen breeder, Guy Morel, in a French family company celebrating its Centenary year.
Admire from different angles…
Cyclamen can boast that its leaves are just as much a work of art as its flowers.
Guest Blog on Culham Research Group Advent Botany Blog, University of Reading, on Christmas Cyclamen 18 December 2017:
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