- Bright, early-spring color
- Blooms even in shade
- Terrific for naturalizing under trees
- Silvery-green foliage adds interest
- Easy to grow, spreads
What a treasure! Perky magenta flowers, like little butterflies, appear so early in spring that lingering snow may cover them—then they pop back up unscathed. Ideal for landscaping under deciduous trees; also well-suited to a rock garden or containers. Rounded dark-green leaves are laced and blotched with silver, a pretty sight when the plants are not in bloom. Deer-resistant, drought-tolerant, unfussy. Cyclamen coum will increase its numbers over the years. Dormant in the summer months.
Best in partial to full shade. Matures 4 inches high and 10 inches wide. Zones 4-9.