Cyclamen graecum, the Greek cyclamen, is a perennial growing from a tuber, native to southern Greece, southern Turkey, and neighboring islands and prized for its variable leaf forms, which include some of the most striking of any cyclamen.
Cyclamen graecum native to a wide variety of areas up to 1,200 m (3,900 ft) elevation in southern mainland Greece, the Peloponnese, Aegean Islands, Crete, the southern coast of Turkey, and northern Cyprus.
The tuber is corky, with thick, strong, fleshy anchor roots sprouting from the center of the bottom.
Leaves are heart-shaped and toothed.
Flowers bloom in autumn and have 5 petals, white or pink with a darker blotch at the nose. They are often fragrant. The bases of the petals are curled outwards into auricles, like Cyclamen hederifolium.
After pollination, the flower stem coils both directions, starting from the center, not from the top as in Cyclamen hederifolium.
Hardiness zones 7-9
Note: This plant species is known to have toxicity.
Seeds per pack: 5
Germination: Your planting container should have holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds under the surface of your growing medium, completely covered, as light can prevent germination. Place your container in a cool room for germination (65F). Germination can take weeks or months, generally anywhere from 1 to 12 months. Patience is required, though they are well worth the wait!