Native to the Mediterranean, coronaria anemones, or poppy anemones (sometimes called windflowers) naturalize easily. These charming plants will make a stunning effect planted en masse in the garden border or container and will provide weeks of constant cut flowers.
- Bulb size: 5/6
- Sunlight: Full Sun To Partial Shade
- Water: Moderate
- Bloom Season: Early Spring until July
- Soil: light, loamy, sandy
- Rate of growth: average (takes about 2 months to sprout and 3 to flower)
- Hardiness: USDA Zones: 8 - 10, but can be annuals anywhere
- Height: 10-20 cm (8 - 12 in)
- Width: 3 - 4 inches
- Use: Containers, garden beds and borders, Mediterranean, rock gardens, woodlands, long-lasting bouquets
- Warning: Can be toxic to dogs and cats.
Choose a spot where they can be left undisturbed so they can naturalize and spread. Pre-soak the tubers overnight in cool water before planting (it doesn't matter which way up) 6cm deep and 12cm apart from September to November, or (for later flowers in spring), February to April.
Plant around 75 corms per square meter. Feed (fertilize) every couple of weeks with liquid seaweed. Keep soil dry during dormancy and provide a light mulch in late summer/early autumn. Corms are planted 6 inches (15 cm) apart, with 5 rows per bed. During cold stretches, when temps dip below freezing, cover the plants with a layer of frost cloth. Anemones normally start to flower about three months after planting. Fall-planted corms bloom in early spring and continue steadily for eight to 10 weeks. Protect with a cloche or dry mulch against extreme winter weather. Avoid excessively wet conditions when dormant.
Early morning cutting also creates a better quality flower and stem length. If you cut flowers regularly, tubers will put their energy into producing a new stem. For the best cut flowers, it is advisable to cut the flower when it is well-formed and the petal length exceeds the length of the corolla.
See our care guide here: https://terracegardenfrance.com/blogs/caring-for-your-plants/how-to-care-for-anemones