For some reason I always thought cyclamens were an indoor plant in Tasmanian conditions…. a nicely wrapped pot plant present that lasted until the flowers died and then seemed to disappear..presumed dead from drying out.
It was not until I visited a very special garden owned by a breeder of hellebores that I saw miniature cyclamens growing under trees and providing splashes of colour in a winter’s garden. Since then I have planted them in my own garden and they thrive in Tasmania’s cold conditions and provide lovely foliage and colourful flowers. They break all my rules of edible, native or fragrant but they are a thing of beauty.