Cyclamen (Large)

The Cyclamen belongs to the family of the Primulaceae (primroses), just like the Primula genus. Cyclamen originate from different countries around the Mediterranean. The Cyclamen genus includes various botanical species, namely: coum, europaeum, neapolitanum, cilicium and persicum. The latter is the most often used for the development of new varieties (hybrids) for ornamental plant production. Cyclamen persicum is native to various countries around the Mediterranean, Greece, Asia Minor and Persia (present day Iran), Hence the name Cyclamen persicum. In addition to their application as pot plants, many present-day Cyclamen varieties can also be used outdoors. Currently, these new possibilities are given ample attention, for example by the Flower Council of Holland. Cyclamen are fully able to withstand normal night frosts (without any strong winds) of up to -3˚C. At lower temperatures and in strong winds, it is advisable to put the plants indoors of protect against hard frosts. 




Over the last few years, there has been an increase in the number of new interesting Cyclamen series on the market. Evanthia contributes to this substantially. A good example is amongst other things, the introduction of series like Super Serie Allure, Super Serie Da Vinci, Super Serie Picasso and Silverheart. The last three series are silver leaved. The Evanthia Cyclamen assortment is currently composed such, that there is suitable silver leaved Cyclamen available to growers at any given time of the year. Year-round cultivation of cyclamen if so desired is also the main underlying thought for many other new series that supplement the market. Interesting with regard to this is that in general, growers are able to compose their own mixtures. In theory, Evanthia already responds to an important part of the market by means of successive series. Composing their own mixtures, enables growers to pursue cultivation of even more bespoke products. Evanthia has introduced new types of products in the field of young plants. This involves transferring the young plants on larger trays during cultivation, which results in us being able to supply growers with a considerable older plant. Furthermore, mechanized sorting results in more uniform batches. Considerably more uniform than manually sorted batches. In this field, Evanthia has acquired a lot of experience and has a ‘sorting street’ at its disposal, where machines fully automated ‘deal’ with trays full of seedlings. Cyclamen cultivation benefits from this. 

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