Posted: 31/12/2015 at 22:10
Even after soaking anenome corms before planting, I find they can be reluctant to grow and hard to establish, especially on heavy soils. The advice given above to start them in pots and then plant out is sound and has worked well for me.
Topbird, if you collect the seeds from any of your cyclamen which came back, they are easy to grow and will soon look after themselves once established. I started with a packet of mixed hardy type seeds and now have them everywhere. I would only buy potted cyclamen plants and not corms due to the issues you mention.
Just make sure they are c.coum or c.hederifolium and you can't go far wrong.