Talkback: Growing autumn cyclamen

Cyclamen are such pleasant surprises. They mind their own business all summer and just when you've forgotten them ...up they come in September. I love the way they curl and twist the seeds to the ground.

Mekon look-alikes so true! Hehehe. Maybe I should plant them in an old wok in homage to their favoured vehicles?

Mine live very happily in the needles under a cedrus odorata where little else 'dares'.


  • Sorry, that should read Cedrus Deodara not Odorata (presumptious iPad chooses what it likes best )
  • There's a funny thing my wife came home last night with a pot of Cyclamens some one had given her where she works.Nice of one of her customers .
  • They grow wild in the banks around town here. I only moved here 2 years ago and it was absolutely delightful to see them come up in big swathes.

  • discodavediscodave Posts: 510
    I planted out quite a few of these about 2 weeks ago in a recently dug out border next to some box hedging I had already planted. In that short space they have each grown roughly 4-8 vivid red flowers, Its a great treat to have some real colour in autumn.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 14,224

    I planted some a few years ago in what I call my woodland bed under a tree. Not much happened at first, but now they are lovely and overflowing out into the lawn. I love the pretty leaves afterwards as well.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    I love cyclamen.  I have hederifolium, coum, cilicicum ,repandum, pseudoibericum and graecum and in pink, red and white.  The older ones have leaves about a foot across now so goodness knows how big the corms are.

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