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Eastern Cyclamen

Cyclamen coum

Also known as

Round-Leaved Cyclamen, Eastern Sowbread

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Partial Shade
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Eastern Cyclamen Overview

Grows to 10cm with leaves that are round to heart-shaped, dark green and frequently marbled with light green or silver. The abundant winter or early spring flowers vary from pale purple to deep pink and are often stained at the base. Subsp. caucasicum has leaves marbled with silver; the dark pink flowers are stained dark red at the base. Subsp. coum also has dainty pink to dark red flowers. The Latin epithet coum refers to the Aegean island of Kos (pronounced co-um). Native to the Balkans, Turkey and Lebanon.

Common problems with Eastern Cyclamen

How to propagate Eastern Cyclamen


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


Other uses of Eastern Cyclamen

Under shrubs, rock gardens, indoors or outdoors.


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