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Cyclamen coum


Persian Violet, Hardy Cyclamen, Eastern Sowbread




Origin:  Cyclamen coum is native to two areas: the main range is around the Black Sea, from Bulgaria through northern Turkey to the Caucasus and Crimea, and a disjunct population lies near the Mediterranean from the Hatay Province in Turkey through Lebanon.
Family
Myrsinaceae (Primulaceae)
Genus
Cyclamen
Species
coum
Category
Bulbs, Perennials
USDA Hardiness Zone
6
Canadian Hardiness Zone
5a - 6a
RHS Hardiness Zone
H6 - H7
Temperature (°C)
-23 - (-18)
Temperature (°F)
-10 - 0
Height
10 cm
Spread
30 cm
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
SeptemberOctober
Landscape
Use in drifts under trees, through woodlands or under shrubs. It is also quite charming used in permanent containers or troughs.
Cultivation
Prefers partial shade in well-drained soil.
Growth
Slow
Leaf Description
Leaves range from round or kidney-shaped to long heart-shaped. The colour is all-silver, all-green, or silver variegated with a variably sized green hastate (arrowhead-shaped) green edge. The edge is smooth or gently toothed.
Flower Description
Flowers are squat, with almost round petals, unlike any other group of cyclamen species. They bloom from winter to spring. The petals are magenta, pink, or white, with a darker blotch at the base. Below the blotch is a small white or pink "eye".
Notable Specimens
The Gardens of Fanshawe College, London, Ontario, Canada. The A.M. Cuddy Gardens, Strathroy, Ontario, Canada.
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