Cyclamen mirabile

Cyclamen mirable is endemic to Turkey where it grows in pine woodlands.

It is closely related to Cyclamen cilicium and C. intaminatum. It is a fall-blooming species with a delicate coconut-like fragrance.  Some selections have spectacular foliage.  It is listed hardy to zone 6 but needs to be kept very dry in summer.


Wild ginger or Asarum is probably more well-known by wildflower enthusiasts or hikers than by gardeners. As a forest-floor wildflower, they are common throughout eastern North America, the Pacific Northwest, much of western Europe and east Asia. In fact, of the 70 or so species, the vast majority hail from east Asia. There are 8 species in North America and only one occurs in Europe.