Posted: 19/12/2015 at 08:35
C. persicum as sold as bedding out can be had to flower in 16 months from sowing.
Hardy Cyclamen can be flowered quickly if you feed them heavily, but not sure if it does them any good to be forced like that. The Garden Centre sold ones are probably overfed like that which is why they do not always establish well.
As for sowing, well being lazy all I do is scatter that seeds (when ripe, usually in June) on a patch of gravel near the house and dig up the corms when they are a reasonable size.
If Rosie lived near, she would be welcome to come and dig up a few hundred if she wanted to.