Cyclamen cilicium ‘Jean Marie Vande weghe 2’
A selection by Marco ten Hoope named to commemorate the late Jean Marie Vande weghe, a member who lived in Hertsberghe, Belgium and Aix-en-Provence in France. Jean Marie promoted cyclamen-growing in the low-countries and encouraged many to join the Society.
This cultivar has silver leaves with a small dark green Christmas tree shape in the centre, with a faint, hardly discernible shading in the main portion of the leaf but with the ribs showing through in the original colour The glossy leaves are broadly cordate (heart-shaped) with a coarsely and moderately sinuate (indented and wavy) margin and a broad acute to broad bluntly acute apex. The average leaf size is 3.3 cm long and 3.2 cm wide.
This cultivar and ‘Jean Marie Vande weghe 1’ both arose from a plant with silvery leaves and a green centre that Jean Marie gave to Marco. After a few years of back crossing, the plants were stable. The flowers are not significant in the naming of the cultivars, but are normal cilicium types which are light pink with a magenta nose and a honey scent.