Anemones come in several varieties and are great for naturalising!
Planting anemone bulbs - instructions
Planting time: June - July
Flowering period: March - April
Well-drained, slightly acid soil
Plant anemone bulbs in a place where the soil is well-drained. If there are still puddles 5-6 hours after heavy rain, try to find another spot. Alternatively, you can add organic material to the soil to improve it and make it more draining. Peat moss, compost or composted manure are well suited for this purpose and available everywhere. Slightly acidic soil enriched with compost is ideal for anemones.
Where should I plant my Anemone bulbs?
Plant your anemone bulbs in a spot where they will receive as much sun as possible.
Anemone care instructions
Soak anemone bulbs prior to planting
When planting anemone bulbs, remember to soak the bulbs in lukewarm water for a few hours prior to planting. You do this to give them new life. Next, make holes in the soil where you want to plant the anemone bulbs and plant the bulbs about 2.5 to 5 cm deep. It does not matter how the bulbs are planted, because when they emerge they naturally have the ability to find their way up.
Keep watering during autumn, wait until spring
After planting anemone bulbs, water the bulbs well, soaking the soil thoroughly. Roots will form in autumn, soon followed by foliage. Flowers appear in spring.
Anemone as a cut flower for bouquets
When the anemone is in flower, you can cut off the flower to incorporate into a bouquet if you wish. This will not harm the plant. Water your anemones regularly during the first growing season so that they can establish a deep, extensive root system.
Leave foliage alone until the end of summer
When the flowering period is over for the season, leave the foliage alone and don't cut it off. The remaining leaves catch sunlight and provide nutrition for the following year. Water if necessary.
Anemone leaves turn yellow and die as the end of summer approaches, then the anemone sinks into dormancy. At that point, the remaining foliage can be removed. Anemones are dormant during the autumn and winter months until the next growth cycle begins.
Our anemone bulbs and other products come with detailed planting instructions.