Welcome Winter with Cyclamen

winter cyclamen

Winter is here and it is time to update your flowerbeds and container gardens with cool season color. Not sure what to plant now? Try Cyclamen! They can provide color and texture to your garden throughout the season. In this blog, you will learn more about Cyclamen, how to create a winter-themed container garden, and how to plant Cyclamen in flowerbeds in the Houston area.

 

ALL ABOUT CYCLAMEN

colorful cyclamen

Did you know Cyclamen originated from the Middle East and South/Central Europe? The Cyclamen genus contains more than 20 species. Cyclamen are cool season annuals that produce bright, bold, and beautiful blooms. They have a mounding form with bold foliage. The distinctive features of Cyclamen make them a delight for containers and gardens throughout the cooler seasons. The beautiful heart-shaped leaves are embroidered with silver-green colors among a deep green base. The blooms come in festive red, pink, purple, and white, atop tall stems to give it a stately appearance.

white cyclamen in houston

Cyclamen performs best in partial shade and prefers evenly moist soil. They can grow to be about 12 inches tall.

 

HOW-TO MAKE A WINTER-THEMED CONTAINER GARDEN WITH CYCLAMEN

how to plant cyclamen

Create your own frosty display for the winter season! Make a cool statement when you combine white and gray pottery accompanied by crisp white Cyclamen.

white plant pottery

Choose pottery with different textures for extra dimension and explore various sizes for a full and complete display. Let us help you get started!

SUPPLIES:

  • Cyclamen
  • Calloway’s Premium Container Potting Soil
  • White or Gray Pottery
  • Hand Shovel
  • Garden Gloves

STEP 1: ADD POTTING SOIL

winter potting soil

To get started, fill your winter-themed container with Calloway’s Premium Container Potting Soil, leaving room for your plant.

Calloway’s Premium Container Potting Soil is made from the highest quality ingredients. With water-saving and other beneficial ingredients, our new Premium Container Potting Soil helps your plants get the best start for healthier, continued growth.

STEP 2: ADD YOUR CYCLAMEN

plant cyclamen

Next, remove the Cyclamen plant from its container and gently break up the root ball. Make a hole in the potting soil and add your plant. Water in thoroughly until water drains out of the drain hole. Add more potting soil if needed.

white cyclamen in white pottery

Create a grouping with different types of pottery and various sizes of Cyclamen to make visual impact. Your Winter-Themed Container Garden is now complete!

 

HOW-TO PLANT CYCLAMEN IN FLOWERBEDS

Cyclamen are great to grow indoors and on shady patios. In the Houston area, they can also liven up your cool season flowerbeds. The showy mounds of foliage and blooms can fill your flowerbeds until the plant reaches dormancy in late Spring.

SUPPLIES:

  • Cyclamen
  • Calloway’s Premium Flowerbed Garden Soil
  • Hand Shovel or Trowel
  • Garden Gloves

STEP 1: PREPARE THE SOIL

calloway's premium flowerbed garden soil

Before you start planting, it is important to prep the soil properly. This will help aerate the soil and create a better draining system for happy and healthy plants.

For new flowerbeds, remove rocks & debris. Till the top layer of the existing soil with 3 inches of Calloway’s Premium Flowerbed Garden Soil. For existing flowerbeds, mix 2 inches of Calloway’s Flowerbed Garden Soil into the existing soil. Calloway’s Premium Flowerbed Garden Soil is made from the highest quality Ingredients and provides optimal conditions for vibrant blooms.

STEP 2: PLANT YOUR CYCLAMEN

planting cyclamen in flowerbeds

When your soil is prepped and ready, it is time to add your plants. Dig a hole that is double the width of the root ball and at equal depth. Remove the Cyclamen from its container and gently break up the root ball. Add your Cyclamen and fill in with Flowerbed Garden Soil. Leave about 6-10 inches of space in between each plant so they have room to grow. Water in thoroughly after planting!

 

CYCLAMEN PLANT CARE TIPS

Cyclamen care is simple and requires minimal maintenance. Here are some tips to keep your Cyclamen thriving:

 

SHOP FOR WINTER PLANTS WITH EASE

white cyclamen

At your local Calloway’s and Cornelius, we have convenient ways to shop for Cyclamen! Shop our community plant stores or shop online for Curbside Pickup or Delivery!

Stop by today and explore our entire selection of cool seasonal plants! Have questions? Ask our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals; they are here to help!

 

 

 

 

REF: gardeningknowhow.combritannica.com