Posted: 19/10/2014 at 16:40
The less time they spend out of the ground the better. Drying them and selling in bags is good for shops but not for the corms. They should be in leaf now, not shrivelled up in a bag. Cyclamen hederifolium has a few flowers left and is coming into leaf. C. coum is in leaf and will flower in winter.
There are many other species but you're unlikely to find them in a non-specialist outlet