I was happy to see Joseph Tychonievich's enthusiastic post about Cyclamen, and in particular his love of the diverse markings and shapes of C. herifolium. I too find extraordinary the degree of variety in these plants, and like Joseph, I have a fondness for the elongated lance shaped leaves that show up occasionally in pots of seed grown hederifolium. This is not to underrate the others that conform to the usual five point ivy-like shape, as these too, are among my favourites when they also have wonderful markings and textures.
|C. hederifolium with silver, lance-shaped leaves.|
|Lance-shaped leaves with typical C. hederifolium markings.|
|Lance-shaped leaves with light green centre graduating to a darker edge.|
|Silver leaves with less elongated form.|
|Ivy shaped leaves with a striking silver and green markings.|
|A more conventional leaf shape, but with beautiful markings.|
|Another Ivy-shaped leaf with very distinct markings.|