Eastern cyclamen

Cyclamen coum

Eastern cyclamen - Cyclamen coum

Common Name: Eastern cyclamen
Genus: Cyclamen
Species: coum

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Provides winter colour, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.10 m (10 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink, White
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: January to March

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Delicate pink or white flowers with upswept petals appear from January to Marchamong rounded, silvery-green leaves with marbled markings. These diminutive Cyclamen are perfect for naturalising around the base of deciduous trees and shrubs and when the flowers have finished the foliage makes a pretty carpet. Best in humus-rich, well-drained soil in partial shade they make excellent companions for ferns and other shade-loving plants.

Garden Care: Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted leaf mould around the crown of the plants in spring as the foliage starts to die back.


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