Cyclamen coum
(Eastern Cyclamen )

Family - Primulaceae
Category - Corm, bulb
Origin - Caucasus
Season of Interest - Spring
Hardiness - H5
Height - up to 10cm
Width - up to 10cm
Location - The Stumpery, The Woodland Walk

Description: A low-growing, tuberous Perennial with a tufted habit. Rounded to heart-shaped leaves emerge with the flowers. The foliage of individual plants varies in colour and pattern from simple dark glossy green or silver to marbled or mottled white. The nodding flowers have reflexed petals that are sometimes twisted, and are produced from winter into early spring. The flowers are held singly on upright stems and range in colour from pale to bright pink, reddish-pink, or white. The Blooms are produced from early winter into early spring. Plants are Dormant during the summer months.

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Synonym - Cyclamen orbiculatum

Additional common name - Round-leaved Cyclamen

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Nodding flowers with five reflexed, sometimes twisted petals are produced from January into March in shades of pale to bright pink, reddish-pink or white.

Flower colour: Pink, red, white

Flower shape: 5-petaled, nodding flowers

Flowering time: January, February, March


Rounded to Cordate Basal Leaves vary in colour and pattern from dark glossy green or silver, to mottled or marbled white.

Foliage Senescence: Deciduous

Foliage Shape: Orbicular (rounded), to cordate

Poison Information:

May cause discomfort if ingested.




Best in partial shade in reasonably fertile, well-drained soil.