Saturday, January 13, 2007
Something is flowering at it's proper time. This is Cyclamen coum forma albumissum (I think that's right). That is the pure white Coum, no plum purple blotch (pallidum). The "nose" on this one is a sort of grey/transparent shade. What you can't see is a set of dark magenta buds, these were raised from Cyclamen Society seed and inevitably they don't all breed true. But there seem to be at least two white plants in the pot. I'm still trying to get back one of the other white Coums, "Golan Heights" which is different in having plain green leaves and from memory was an even better flower. I have young seedlings and I think that strain does breed true, so fingers crossed!