Soak your anemone bulbs overnight in a cup or small bowl of water. This will encourage them to sprout faster and get growing.
Autumn is a great time to plant bulbs for spring color. Plant plenty of freesias, anemones and everyone’s favorite.
Common name: Anemone coronaria
Color: Anemones are available in a wide range of colors, from creams to pinks to reds, to purples to true blues. The only colors they are do not usually represent are yellows and oranges. In addition to the main petal color, their is great variety in the color of the centers: sometimes black; sometimes black and white; sometimes pale yellow.
Bloom time: The first Anemone coronaria bulbs come into flower in February.
Height: 3-4 feet Tall
Difficulty level: Medium
Planting & Care
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Plant in sandy, well-drained soil.
Water: Keep soil moist throughout the growing season.
Temprature: 68 degrees F (20 C)
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer.
- Fill your containers with good quality, well-drained potting mix.
- Make sure there are adequate drainage holes; anemones must never sit in waterlogged soil or they will rot.
- Site containers where they will receive sun for all, or most, of the day.
- Don t plant too early.
- They like cool conditions to start growing, so wait until the cooler autumn conditions arrive before planting.
- Plant your anemones close to each other, an a few cm apart, for the most brilliant display.
- Don t worry about which side of the bulb needs to face up.
- However the bulb is positioned, it will still grow and figure out which way is up.
- After planting, water anemones well, thoroughly soaking the soil in the container.
- Roots will form in the autumn, followed shortly by the foliage.
- Flowers will develop in the spring.
- After blooming has finished for the season leave the foliage in place; don t cut it off.
- The lacy leaves will gather sunlight and provide nourishment for next year s show.
- Water as needed.
- At the end of the summer the leaves will yellow and die back as the plant slips into dormancy.
- Foliage many be removed at this point.
- Your anemones will rest for a few months before beginning the next growing cycle.