Cyclamen cyprium ‘Shiny Hope’
A C. cyprium cultivar by Marco ten Hoope, it has very slightly glossy leaves which are broad cordate (heart-shaped) to near deltoid (triangular, delta-shaped) with coarsely broad, irregular and shallowly dentate (sharply toothed) margins and an acute apex. They have a narrow dark green hastate (arrow-shaped) centre surrounded by silver with varying sized dark green spots and with a dark green leaf margin. This dark green margin is spotted with silver. The average leaf size is 5 cm long and 4 cm wide.
The flowers are white with pink/purple at the mouth. They are slightly scented.
A seedling of C. cyprium was selected from among a batch of seedling plants that had good leaf colours with a lot of silver splashes. The best true seedlings from this plant were back crossed with the parent to produce a stable line.