benefits from summers spent outside in a protected spot in the garden where it receives morning sun.
should do well in sheltered areas out of the rain, as they will suffer if they are too wet or over-watered.
Bear in mind when planting autumnal bedding such as cyclamen
that they won't be putting on much growth in winter, so arrange them closely together.
Other combinations include Ajuga "Black Scallop" - very dark almost black foliage planted with white mini cyclamen
, or with the silver foliage of calocephalus.
coum is the early-flowering species at its peak right now.
For a unique alternative to the traditional holiday poinsettia or Christmas cactus, and an attractive easy-care houseplant that will bloom continuously throughout winter, you may want to consider giving florists' cyclamens
persicum) a try.
can be maintained as a houseplant year-round to enjoy the heart-shaped leaves attractively figured and marbled with contrasting colors.
The holidays provide us with the opportunity to enjoy the flowers of holiday cacti, kalanchoe, cyclamen
Hardy bedding plants will provide most colour, so check out what's looking best in your local garden centre - polyanthus, primula, violas, Bellis or winter perennis, wallflowers and cyclamen
are all suitable candidates and the more the merrier, because these plants won't grow much over winter so they need packing in tightly.
HEDERIFOLIUM MOST of us may associate cyclamens
with late winter and early spring, but this variety, with its swept back pastel-pink flowers over a darker base, provides a cheery display in mid-autumn.
Exotic Jasmine by Halle Berry has top notes of fresh violet leaf, bright neroli and airy cyclamen
, which lead to a captivating heart of blossoming jasmine sambac, lush plumeria blossom and fluid hedione.
are probably the most popular winter flowering pot plant in the UK and they are at their best in November.
Summary: During the month of March, at every corner florist are pots of cyclamen
, a small plant with delicate white, blush or deep pink flowers and dark green.
The strong trendy colours include black and red, violet and white, cyclamen
and pink, black and light blue plus dark ruthenium red and black.
With dainty petals in bright, jewel-coloured shades, these cyclamen
will brighten any room.