Not to be confused with Cyclamen hederifolium, also called hardy cyclamen (but also called ivy-leaved cyclamen) which blooms in late summer.
Spring-flowering coum prefers partial shade. Native to mountains along the Black Sea.
3-5", ES, Z5-9, 13-15cm.
is the name the Royal General Bulbgrowers Association in Holland (Koninklijke Algemeene Vereeniging voor Bloembollencultuur, or KAVB) gives to this large group of flowers. The expensive catalogs call them specialty or accent bulbs; some call them minor or dwarf bulbs (even though some of the fritillaries are huge!); Louise Beebe Wilder covered most of them in her 1936 classic Adventures with Hardy Bulbs. Whatever you call them, most are uncommonly sweet, delicate, colorful, and completely welcome in spring.
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