Cyclamen coum


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Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour






Skill level


Cyclamen coum

Plant details

Hardy cyclamen, Cyclamen coum is a pretty hardy perennial, bearing delicate silver-lined dark green leaves and dainty blooms in shades of white, pink and red, from late winter to early spring. It's perfect for growing at the base of small shrubs and trees, and naturalising in grass.

For best results grow Cyclamen coum in humus-rich soil in partial shade. Mulch annually with well-rotted leaf mould to prevent the tubers from drying out in summer, and from winter cold. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

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

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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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