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Cyclamen (Species) Eastern Sowbread in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Cyclamen coum

 

Cyclamen (Species) Eastern Sowbread

Cyclamen are tuberous perennial plants with rounded or heart shaped, often variegated leaves in greens and silver. The flowers have reflexed petals and come in various colours. They can be in bloom at any time of year, depending on the species, but most flower in Autumn or Winter. Cyclamen are popular as indoor plants, but need to be kept in fairly cool conditions in a daytime temperature, not exceeding 20C and a night-time temperature of about 10C. Cyclamen Coum is a late Winter flowering variety, growing to 10 cms. The flowers, 2 cms. wide, are deep pink with a purple "nose"

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plant Features
  • Cyclamen (Species) Eastern Sowbread likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Cyclamen (Species) Eastern Sowbread likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Cyclamen (Species) Eastern Sowbread is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Cyclamen (Species) Eastern Sowbread likes free draining

    Free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Cyclamen (Species) Eastern Sowbread

Latin name

Cyclamen coum

type

Tuber

family

Primulaceae

ph

6.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Cyclamen (Species) Eastern Sowbread likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Frost

    Cyclamen (Species) Eastern Sowbread is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Cyclamen (Species) Eastern Sowbread likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Cyclamen (Species) Eastern Sowbread likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Cyclamen (Species) Eastern Sowbread is 0.13meters x 0.10meters 0.13 M 0.10 M

Cyclamen coum

Cyclamen are tuberous perennial plants with rounded or heart shaped, often variegated leaves in greens and silver. The flowers have reflexed petals and come in various colours. They can be in bloom at any time of year, depending on the species, but most flower in Autumn or Winter. Cyclamen are popular as indoor plants, but need to be kept in fairly cool conditions in a daytime temperature, not exceeding 20C and a night-time temperature of about 10C. Cyclamen Coum is a late Winter flowering variety, growing to 10 cms. The flowers, 2 cms. wide, are deep pink with a purple "nose"


Flowering

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Cyclamen can flower at any time of the year, depending on the species and variety. Most cyclamen flower in Autumn and Winter, but there are some Spring and Summer flowering varieties.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

The tubers should be planted with the tips slightly below, or at, the soil surface. Ideally, plant with the tis a bit above soil surface level, and then add 1-2" of grit or gravel.

 

Planting in pots

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

A good compost for growing cyclamen would be 3 parts John Innes No.3 with 2 parts sharp potting grit and either 2 parts of leafmould, or 1 part peat.

 

Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Seeds should be sown fresh, as soon as the capsule is ripe, and, preferably, before it splits. Seeds stand a better chance of germinating if soaked for 24 hours in warm water (with a drop of washing-up liquid in the water) before sowing. Seed should be sown on top of the compost and then a thin layer of grit put on top.

 
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