Cyclamen cilicium (Turkish Hardy Cyclamen)
Cyclamen cilicium is a Turkish native that seems to prefer a bit more sun and better drainage than other species. The green and silver-mottled round leaves make a nice foil for the flowers that range in color from deep pink to white. In NC, Cyclamen cilicium flowers from early October through December…just preceding Cyclamen coum. Cyclamen cilicium has thrived for more than a decade under a large eucalyptus tree…dry in the summer.