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Cyclamen coum subsp. coum f. pallidum 'Album' (White eastern cyclamen)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cyclamen coum subsp. coum f. pallidum 'Album'

Other names

White eastern cyclamen, Eastern white cyclamen, Cyclamen coum f. pallidum 'Album', White sowbread

Genus

Cyclamen Cyclamen

Variety or Cultivar

'Album' _ 'Album' is a clump-forming, tuberous, deciduous perennial with kidney-shaped, dark green leaves and, from early winter to early spring, slender, upright, red-flushed stems bearing white flowers with maroon to deep magenta basal marks.


Cyclamen coum subsp. coum f. pallidum 'Album' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

White in Spring; White in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mice , Squirrels , Vine weevil Mice , Squirrels , Vine weevil

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems. Do not remove leaves until they have completely died down.

Propagation

Best to soak seed 10 hours before sowing. Sow as soon as ripe in darkness at 6-12C.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Cyclamen coum subsp. coum f. pallidum 'Album' (White eastern cyclamen) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Rock, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant tubers 5 cm deep in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil in partial shade. Protect from excessive summer wet. Mulch when leaves die back.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Cyclamen coum subsp. coum f. pallidum 'Album'

Other names

White eastern cyclamen, Eastern white cyclamen, Cyclamen coum f. pallidum 'Album', White sowbread

Genus

Cyclamen Cyclamen

Variety or Cultivar

'Album' _ 'Album' is a clump-forming, tuberous, deciduous perennial with kidney-shaped, dark green leaves and, from early winter to early spring, slender, upright, red-flushed stems bearing white flowers with maroon to deep magenta basal marks.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mice , Squirrels , Vine weevil

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems. Do not remove leaves until they have completely died down.

Propagation

Best to soak seed 10 hours before sowing. Sow as soon as ripe in darkness at 6-12C.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cyclamen coum subsp. coum f. pallidum 'Album' (White eastern cyclamen) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Rock, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant tubers 5 cm deep in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil in partial shade. Protect from excessive summer wet. Mulch when leaves die back.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Cyclamen coum subsp. coum f. pallidum 'Album' (White eastern cyclamen)

Common pest name

Omnivorous leafroller

Scientific pest name

Platynota stultana

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous pest which could be potentially damaging to a range of crops if introduced to the UK. Awareness raising amongst the industry is needed. Also need to monitor developments in Spain where the pest is already present and consider whether EU regulation is warranted.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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