These are hardy and half-hardy species. In the garden most like a well-drained leafy soil in light shade. Place the top of the tuber about 3cm deep, and add a surface layer of leaves or fir needles. Leaf growth will die away completely in the summer and appears again in autumn or spring depending on the species.
Cyclamen can be sent at almost any time of the year, although we may have to remove their leaves when they are sent out "green" over the winter. They come to no harm and grow again at the appropriate time of year.
Tender species are best grown in pots, under glass. Ensure they are frost-free as they will die if the pots are frozen through. Use a loam based compost such as John Innes No3. Potted plants can have their tubers at the surface or just buried.
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