The arrival of Cyclamen heralds the transition of the garden into cooler days and earlier evenings, so what better time to brighten up entrances and remind us that it's time to start planting up window boxes and pots for autumn and winter colour.
Following extensive trialling in the UK, the Metis series of Cyclamen persicum have been bred to perform well in both the garden and containers. With an extensive colour range, these vigorous gems have good resistance to disease and last well outdoors, seeming to shrug off inclement weather.
These mid-size plants can be grown indoors or outside, in planters and window boxes. They are partially hardy to -3°C so are great outdoors and will flower from now well past Christmas indoors and out.
Rooted plants are far more reliable and quicker to establish than the dried tubers often found in shops so are an ideal way to reliably fill your garden with an explosion of winter colour.
A mixture of colours, Metis produces an abundance of gorgeous miniature flowers in shades of pink, salmon, white and red. These are carried above waxy foliage which is often marbled in silvery tones and brings illumination to shady areas.
Supplied as a tray of 20 mixed Garden Ready plants, for potting straight into their flowering positions. For best results indoors, water from below in a saucer, but outdoors they are fine watered above.