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Cyclamen coum var. caucasicum

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Features

  • BloomsNovember to April
  • Height0.05m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourSilver
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Cyclamen coum var. caucasicum. Has heart-shaped, grey-green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Bulgaria to Turkey

Interest and use

Under shrubs, rock gardens, indoors or outdoors.

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy to frost tender, min 5-7C and will require humus-rich, well drained soil with sun or partial shade. If pot grown, in summer dry off tubers of all except C.purpurascens (which is evergreen and flowers in summer); repot in autumn and water to restart growth.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds, stem or root cuttings in late summer or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

C.persicum and its cultivars are susceptible to black root rot. Under glass red spider mites and grey mould.

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