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Cyclamen are perfect for autumn colour in the garden

Hardy Cyclamen

Our home grown cyclamen are always our best selling plant in autumn and winter but what makes these tiny plants so popular?

What are Hardy Cyclamen?

Cyclamen are a tuberous plant and as such are perfect for naturalising under trees or banks in a shady border. What this means is over time (years) the plant will duplicate underground, producing more tubers and consequently they will cover a larger area with flowers and leaves. They flower for a very long period when really there isn’t many other flowers about. Best of all is that these plants are really hardy meaning that they can survive frosts. 

How to get the best from your cyclamen…

To get the best from your cyclamen, plant them soon after you get home. Simply remove the plant from its pot and plant in a fertile well drained multi purpose compost with added John Innes. You always plant to the same depth as the soil was in the pot. We love planting cyclamen in planted containers for the autumn and winter and then when the plant dies back in spring, transfer the plants to your borders and under trees. They then give you a nice surprise next autumn when they reappear in their new position. 

Cyclamen are available in white, red, shades of pink and purple. 

Available from both our Exeter garden centres while stocks last. Please call 01392 876281 to check stock levels before making a special journey.