Cyclamen coum
Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Common Name : eastern cyclamenType : Bulb/CormHabit : TuftedFoliage : DeciduousHeight : 0.1-0.5 metresSpread : < 10 cmFlower colour : Pink& WhiteFlowering from : Januaryto AprilFoliage colour : GreenHardiness : H6
Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe -20° to -15°
Sunlight : Part Shade / Full ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : NeutralSeason of interest : Spring - WinterTo be Sheltered Fragrant

C. coum is a perennial to 10cm, with rounded leaves sometimes marbled with silver on the upper surface. Flowers 2cm in width, deep pink, with a purple blotch at the base of each lobe, open from late winter. Plant 5cm deep in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. Avoid excessive summer moisture and mulch well when leaves wither.


 

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