When it comes to hardy cyclamen most gardeners think of c. coum or c. hederifolium but for northern gardeners cylamen purpurascens is the one that works best (at least for me). I purchased mine about three years ago from the now closed Seneca Hill Perennials. Nestled between epimediums and some helllebores , this cyclamen blooms every summer for at least two months. Since it is evergreen I loosely cover it with a few boughs of hemlock or pine for a little extra protection during the winter. Last year a small number of seedlings appeared near the mother plant. They should start blooming in a few years.
I am a garden designer and plant collector living in upstate New York with my wife Kathy. Last year we gave up a twenty year garden and moved to be close to our Grandson. We are starting a new adventure and new gardens. My specialty is shade plants.