How to Plant Hardy Cyclamen

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There are only two types of hardy cyclamen, one that flowers in the spring and one that flowers in the fall, according to the University of Arkansas. Hardy cyclamen grow from tubers and will propagate readily on their own in your garden. Both types of hardy cyclamen produce small 6-inch-tall heart-shaped pink flowers.

Difficulty: Moderately Easy


Things You’ll Need:

  • Shovel
  • Compost
  • Mulch
  1. Find a planting site in your garden with partial sun. The soil also needs to be well drained. Add 5 to 6 inches of compost to the soil and work it in to a depth of 8 inches.

  2. Dig holes in your garden as deep as the tubers and 6 to 10 inches apart from each other.

  3. Place the hardy cyclamen tubers into the holes and cover the tubers with 1/4 inch of soil.

  4. Apply a light layer of mulch, about 1/4 inch thick, to the freshly planted hardy cyclamen tubers.

  5. Water the hardy cyclamen tubers for three to five minutes.

Tips & Warnings

  • Plant the hardy cyclamen in the late summer or early fall.

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