Answer: Isn't it frustrating when plants are poorly labelled, and there's no one knowledgeable to ask? (One reason to buy plants at a nursery--even if they cost a little more!)
Florists' cyclamen are not hardy. The leaves are rounded to kidney-shaped, usually with silvery patterns. The flowers can be up to 2 or 3" long. They are the most common cyclamen sold.
As a group, hardy cyclamen are similar in appearance, but the flowers are smaller and less showy. There are many varieties of hardy cyclamen.
My first guess would be that the cyclamen you purchased in pots are florists cyclamen. I would bring them all outdoors in the same shaded spot. though considered a houseplant, cyclamen prefer cooler temperatures and will probably do better on your porch. You can bring them in when temperatures drop in the fall, and they may or may not survive the winter indoors.
I would also speculate that the bulbs (technically, corms) are indeed hardy, and are now growing roots, with the shoots to appear soon.
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