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Cyclamen coum 'Maurice Dryden' (Persian Violet)

Persian Violet 'Maurice Dryden', Cyclamen 'Maurice Dryden', Eastern Cyclamen 'Maurice Dryden', Round-Leaved Cyclamen 'Maurice Dryden', Cyclamen coum Subsp. coum f. coum 'Maurice Dryden', Pewter Group Cyclamen


One of the brightest jewels of the winter border, award-winning Cyclamen coum 'Maurice Dryden' is a vigorous and delightful tuberous perennial with lovely rounded silvery leaves edged with dark green and small but showy white flowers flushed with purple at the mouth. Adding several weeks of cheerful color and beauty to the garden in late winter - early spring, the blossoms are so abundant that they almost obscure the leaves!

  • Growing up to 2-3 inches tall (5-8 cm), this Cyclamen is quite hardy and can stand very cold temperatures. It will self-seed and naturalize faster than any other hardy cyclamen. The leaves grow in the fall and over winter while the dainty flowers bloom in late winter and early spring - until both foliage and flowers die back.
  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its outstanding qualities
  • Easily grown in rich, moist, well-drained soils in part shade. Low maintenance, it doesn't need weeding or deadheading! Cover the plants with mulch for over-wintering.
  • Best planted en masse in front of shrubs, around trees, mixed borders and in rock gardens. Also great in woodlands or containers. Cyclamen coum looks fabulous with Snowdrops (Galanthus Nivalis) and Hellebores (Christmas or Lenten Roses)
  • Watch for spider mites, vine weevil, cyclamen mite or gray mold.
  • Propagate by seed. Seeds should be soaked for 12 hours before planting. Sow the seeds in late spring for next year's flowering. Plant tubers in late summer or early fall.

Cyclamen are low-growing tuberous perennials with delicate, winged 'butterfly' flowers in shades of pink to white, and dark green leaves that are beautifully shaped like ivy and marked with a lovely silver. Some species flower early in the year while others wait until late Summer, sending up successive waves of attractive blooms into early fall. Easy to grow, there are about 20 species of cyclamen and most all of them are native to the Mediterranean.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Cyclamen
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 2" – 3" (5cm – 7cm)
Spread 7" – 8" (17cm – 20cm)
Spacing 8" (20cm)
Depth 1" (2cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Cyclamen
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 2" – 3" (5cm – 7cm)
Spread 7" – 8" (17cm – 20cm)
Spacing 8" (20cm)
Depth 1" (2cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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