They are called ‘naked ladies’ on account of their sudden appearance in autumn, flowers and no leaves. Later in winter and at the beginning of Spring the leaves appear, to die back and recharge the bulbs for the next glowering period. They appear in the garden just as cyclamen hederifolium are on the decline. ‘The Giant’ oozers out of the bulb,  a splurge of colour in a rapidly darkening landscape. 

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