New French Cyclamen

Indiaka® Cyclamen © Karen Netto (Andrews)

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…

The delicately painted look of the Indiaka® Cyclamen’s bicolour petals. © Karen Netto (Andrews)
The Indiaka Cyclamen’s petals look like sails trimmed to the wind. © Karen Netto (Andrews)
Each of the petals appears to have benefitted from individual finishing. © Karen Netto (Andrews)

Cyclamen can boast that its leaves are just as much a work of art as its flowers.

Close-up of the beautiful markings on a Indiaka® Cyclamen leaf. © Karen Netto (Andrews)

Seriously tempted??

Guest Blog on Culham Research Group Advent Botany Blog, University of Reading, on Christmas Cyclamen 18 December 2017:

Cyclamen persicum: a Christmas misnomer?

Copyright Note

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These pages illustrate my love of plants, botany, biodiversity, gardens and creative expression. There is always so much to learn about plant diversity. I love sharing. This blog is a showcase for my own photography, commentary on plants and wildlife, gardens and other places visited, horticulture and related topics.

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