11 Replies to “Wordless Wednesday: Cyclamen hederifolium ‘Pewter Mist Pink’”

    1. I like seeing other people’s poinsettias but they’re the kind of plants that look dejected quite quickly. My sweetheart says they need ‘full sun and miserable dirt’. Being kept in shady rooms in potting soil that’s too rich makes them drop their leaves.

      We seem to share similar taste in plants – I love cyclamen too – the smaller, pretty much the better! I was a member of the cyclamen society at one stage and enjoyed the seed exchanges.

      1. I had a poinsettia tree when I lived in South Africa and it grew in very poor soil. The colourful bracts were gorgeous; I have been put off the pot plants ever since!

        1. I’ve never seen the trees, just the rooted cuttings. I was in a nursery yesterday, trying to photograph a few stragglers that hadn’t yet managed to find homes for Christmas, but I wasn’t thrilled with the results.

  1. What a lovely name! There does seem to be a glint of pewter in this pink. The windchill right now is -9, and so it is a particularly warming joy to admire these petals. Thank you!

    1. I hope you’re wrapped up warmly! It’s the leaves that are being celebrated by the ‘pewter’ although you’re right that the flowers have a sheen too. Cyclamen-lovers distinguish between silver and pewter, the latter being a little more dullish.

      1. Really! I will keep that in mind now as I admire them, but I will still see a bit of pewter in that pink — not the patina so much as something that subdues the pink. Thank you!

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