One of many real joys in the winter garden are the hardy cyclamen. We can count on the wonderful Cyclamen coum to be in peak flower for our annual winter Open Nursery and Garden Days, starting in late February. Here is a clump of Cyclamen coum ‘Maurice Dryden’ in flower currently, growing underneath a large evergreen holly.
Is this different than houseplant?
Same genus, different species…this one is winter hardy to -20F, while Cyclamen persicum, which is cultivated as an indoor plant in most locations, would be killed below +20F.
Very excited to learn that “coum” means “from Cos.” My maternal grandparents were from Cos, a small beautiful Greek Island known as the birthplace of Hippocrates!
Cool…thanks for sharing!