Cyclamen persicum 'Fantasia Rouge'

The great thing about these mini cyclamen is they're hugely floriferous - every leaf produces a flower and they make colourful and reliable winter houseplants. More
3 x 10.5cm plants 200752-3 £9.95

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The great thing about these mini cyclamen is they’re hugely floriferous – every leaf produces a flower and they make colourful and reliable winter houseplants. Place them on a cool window ledge or bright but cool table and these flower and flower from autumn. They’re equally at home in the garden in a well-drained container.

Genus Cyclamen
Group/Species persicum 'Metis'
Variety Fantasia Rouge
Type Tender Perennial (grown as a Half-Hardy Annual)
Common Name Hardy Cyclamen
Border Position Container, Front, Indoor
Soil Type Neutral, Sandy
Scent Fragrant
Site Part Shade
Moisture Dry, Well-drained
Height 15cm (6in)
Spacing 15cm (6in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plants do best in free-draining soil and cool temperatures. Atmospheres found in unheated porches, conservatories or on windowsills away from radiators are best. They also dislike strong direct sunlight but given the time of year they flower this is rarely an issue. You will soon know if your location is too warm because high temperatures will make the plants stretch and stop flowering, leading to dormancy. If planting outside, the best position is somewhere sheltered from the elements, especially heavy rain. Under tree canopies or hedgerows is ideal. It is worth noting that in the ideal conditions these plants are hardy perennials.
Care Tips The main things that go wrong with cyclamen indoors are that we water them too much and keep them in too warm an environment. The best advice is to always water from the base and allow the plant to draw up the water it requires. I would not water more than once a fortnight. The other issue the plants face are damaged flowers leading to the corm becoming rotten. To be sure to avoid this remove flowers just before they begin to go over. Do this by pulling the entire stem out of the corm, if you leave anything behind the rot can potentially continue down into the corm.
Flowering September - February
Harvesting Flower production: 5-6 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Caring for indoor Cyclamen

Plant up indoor cyclamen for a burst of colour in the cold month of February.

Growing cyclamen

 Cyclamen are a sure sign that spring is around the corner, with a cheery splash of pink they are a great start to the new year.


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