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Cyclamen coum

Cyclamen

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Key information

Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour

Mixed

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Dianna Jazwinski, copyright GAP Photos (191473)

Plant details

Cyclamen coum produces its dainty blooms from late winter to early spring. The leaves, which have silver patterning over dark green, and the flowers appear at the same time from tubers underground. Unless you buy a named variety, the flower colour can vary from white to deep red. Plant the tubers 3cm to 5cm (1in to-2in) deep in humus-rich soil under the shade of trees. Mulch annually with leaf mould to help prevent the tubers from drying out in the summer and from winter cold. This plant has been given a Award of Garden Merit (AGM), which is for plants of outstanding excellence.

Family: Primulaceae

Genus: Cyclamen

Species: coum

Plant type: Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour: Mixed

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 8cm

Spread: 10cm


Reader reviews

spygal

A fantastic plant my grandmother or great-grandmother planted them ages ago and they are still here now and a wonderful sight :0D


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