Cyclamens for everyone
He's back after all his festive fancies!
Hello everyone! We survived. The bottleneck of the year has passed, hurrah! I trust you all had a wonderful festive period, blah blah blah. We are now knee deep in January, a month which should be deleted from the calendar. It’s the biggest red herring of all- it is advertised as being full of promise and new starts, but actually that’s what February gives. Don’t be fooled. But, alas, we will get through it together, as we chat about new and sexy plants.
This entry is a continuation of my visit to Morel, the Cyclamen magicians on the Cote D’Azur. Last time, I told you about the nuts and bolts of the company, and this time I will tour you around ‘Seven Lovely Cyclamen’- say that out loud!
It’s mostly a visual substack, so just sit back and relax.. I certainly make no apology for the pink you are about to see!
We start off with the cutie ‘Petit Moulin’, potentially the first double flowered Cyclamen persicum. I am super happy to have agreed with Morel to create content around this plant in 2023, to lubricate it’s public launch, and I can’t wait!
Next, we have to give ‘Absolu de Morel’ some airtime. Another first for Morel, it’s a fragrant Cyclamen persicum, with a scent better than any Penhaligon’s!
Now, you know I love quirky things, so am super happy to introduce ‘Origami’. It has a lovely ‘botanical’ look and is begging to be planted into a rockery somewhere. It’s also a nice alternative for people that find other Cyclamen too ‘flashy’!
For a star houseplant, you can’t go wrong with ‘Victoria’ types. The lipstick edge is beguiling, but can be somewhat elusive. That’s why Morel have put together a mixture, with varying widths and shades of lipstick on the collar!
‘Indiaka’ are a popular line with Morel, and I can see why, each flower has a brushstroke. The colour range is sumptuous - with lashings of pink, red and all in between.
‘Abanico’ are the varieties I nickname as ‘butterfly’, just look at these beautiful blooms! Not only are the blooms frilled, but they twist and turn in the most flamboyant manner.
I am trying to avoid showing too many ‘future varieties’, as it’s kinda frustrating seeing things you can’t buy… BUT- this one!! it’s like a watercolour painting. Right now, it is just known as ‘83’. It is swoon-some!
There concludes may first substack new plant tease of 2023. I hope you are suitably botanical aroused, and will canter to the garden centre right now! Cyclamens ftw :)))
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