Mark Griffiths Inspiring Plants

Cyclamen cyprium - the national flower of Cyprus. It's a distinct species which despite it's appearance is said to be related to C.pseudo-ibericum and C. libanoticum.

Flowers in late autumn with very fragrant flowers. The auricles are very prominent and it is usually pure white with darker markings at the nose. Sometimes it opens pale pink but fades to white, more rarely the pink colour remains. It generally flowers in October but I find that individual flowers sometimes persist until February. The leaves are highly variable.  

It is regarded as tender and so grown in a frost free greenhouse. It comes easily from seed.