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Cyclamen coum ‘Tilebarn Elizabeth’ (Persian Violet)

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One of the brightest jewels of the winter border, Cyclamen coum ‘Tilebarn Elizabeth’ is a vigorous and delightful tuberous perennial with lovely rounded pewter leaves and small but showy bicolor flowers. Pale pink verging toward white, the luminous blooms are delicately edged in rich rose-red and adorned with a dark blotch at the bottom of each petal. 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.
  • 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. Great in woodlands or containers too. 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.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

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 almost all of them are native to the Mediterranean.

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 Primulaceae
Genus Cyclamen
Common names Cyclamen
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 2" - 3"
(5cm - 8cm)
Spread 7" - 8"
(18cm - 20cm)
Spacing 8" (20cm)
Depth 1" (3cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Cyclamen hederifolium var. hederifolium f. albiflorum (Ivy-Leaved Cyclamen)
Cyclamen persicum (Persian Cyclamen)
Cyclamen hederifolium (Ivy-Leaved Cyclamen)
Cyclamen coum ‘Maurice Dryden’ (Persian Violet)
Cyclamen coum (Persian Violet)
Cyclamen cilicium (Cilician Cyclamen)

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Eranthis hyemalis (Winter Aconite)
Helleborus Penny’s Pink (Hellebore)
Crocus tommasinianus ‘Ruby Giant’ (Early Crocus)
Galanthus nivalis (Snowdrop)

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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 Primulaceae
Genus Cyclamen
Common names Cyclamen
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 2" - 3"
(5cm - 8cm)
Spread 7" - 8"
(18cm - 20cm)
Spacing 8" (20cm)
Depth 1" (3cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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