If you are looking for something to replace your summer annuals for fall, try the amazing blooms of Cyclamen. These beauties are started from seed in early spring and grow all summer just to produce an amazing show of fall colour. Although most of the ones grown are annuals, some varieties of Cyclamen are hardy enough to survive our winters. You will find that even the annual varieties produce a great show of colour all fall and through frost.
Cyclamen flower in shades of white, pink, and red. They can have simple green leaves or complex variegated leaves with intricate patterns of grey and silver. They are generally easy to grow, preferring all-purpose potting soil and slight moisture which is ideal for our wet fall and mild winter. To keep them blooming, feed Cyclamen every week with a water-soluble fertilizer like Miracle Gro or 20-20-20.