Angela Maria Russo - Cyclamen - acquerello su taccuino Magnani
The sweet smelling cyclamen of the European woods does not adapt to an indoor situation. The cyclamen that brighten up our winters originally comes from the area that stretches from the Egean Sea to Persia (Iran). From the Cyclamen, with its round, flat tuber similar to an onion, developed the numerous varieties of large flowered cyclamen (each flower being about three or four centimeters wide) that are used as flowering indoor plants in winter. The heart-shaped elegant leaves are streaked with silver as are the flowers that open at the end of a long, straight stem. These flowers may be cyclamen in colour but also different tones of red, pink or white.