Also known as
Round-Leaved Cyclamen, Eastern Sowbread
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5 years to reach maturity
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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.
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.