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CYCLAMEN coum 'Something Magic'

Image of Cyclamen coum 'Something Magic' PP19894

Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

Family

Primulaceae

Botanical Name

CYCLAMEN coum 'Something Magic' PP19894

Plant Common Name

Perennial Cyclamen, Something Magic Cyclamen

Special Notice

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General Description

Truly magical is this selection from Terra Nova Nurseries. Cyclamen ‘Something Magic’ offers a compact plant with stunning foliage and large bright rose-pink blooms. One of the first plants propagated from tissue culture so the individual plants are uniform in size, color and growth requirements.

This is one of the hardiest cyclamen for garden use. Native to the mountains of Bulgaria, Turkey and Lebanon, C. coum is a tuberous perennial. Like many garden cyclamen, it has many desirable qualities including hardiness, durability, lovely foliage, charming flowers, and an ornamental season that different from other herbaceous perennials.

The rounded heart-shaped pointed leaves sport dark green centers surrounded by silver variegation forming a Christmas tree. They appear in fall and are attractive well into spring. Flowers are rose-pink with a burgundy or purple blotch at the base. The petals are backswept giving a shooting-star appearance. These stunning blooms appear winter through spring. The plant dies back in late spring.

As with most garden cyclamen, C. coum ‘Something Magic’ grows well under deciduous trees, or in other sites that are shady but offer bright light in winter and dryish conditions in their summer dormant season. Well-drained, humus-rich, slightly acid to slightly alkaline soil works best. Though they will grow in and around exposed tree roots, rocky or scrub locations. Hardy cyclamen require chilling hours for best growth and do not do well in subtropical and tropical locations. Plant them in masses for best effect.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 5

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    4"-8" / 10.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Width

    4"-8" / 10.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Late Fall, Early Winter, Winter, Late Winter

  • Native To

    Eastern Europe, Turkey, Western Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Pink, Light Pink, Hot Pink, Magenta, Fuchsia, Rose

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Blue Green, Dark Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Spotted/Mottled

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Blue Green, Dark Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Spotted/Mottled

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Blue Green, Dark Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Winter) Modifier

    SpottedMottled

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Alpine, Container, Cutflower, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes