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Anemone coronaria

Anemone coronaria
 

Popular name: Windflower

 

Origin: South Europe (around the Mediterranean Sea)

Flower colour: blue, red, white, pink

Flowering period: May-August

Average plant height: 30 - 40 cm

Planting depth to base of bulbs: 5 cm

Spacing between bulbs: 10 cm

Type of bulb: corm

Light requirements: sun or light shade and sheltered spot (PM sun)

Landscape uses: border, beds, pots

Anemone coronaria single flowering version is also called the "Florist" or " Poppy-flowered" Anemones. We divide them into two groups: Anemone coronaria 'De Caen' varieties (single flowered) and 'St. Brigid' varieties (double flowered).

Before planting you should soak the tubers for a couple of hours. They will grow in any type of soil which is well-drained. Very often Anemone coronaria is sold mixed. Even the small corms (2-3 cm) will flower!

Principal varieties:
Anemone De Caen:
'Hollandia' - red
'Mr. Fokker' - blue
'Sylphide' - purple
'Bride' – white

Anemone St. Brigid:
'Governor' - red
'Admiral' - purple
'Lord Lieutenant' - blue
'Mount Everest' - white