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Garden Anemone

Anemone coronaria

A tuberous plant that produces multiple poppy-like flowers on tall flower stalks. They come in many colours and two forms, single or double. They add a kaleidoscope of colour to any partly sunny garden during late winter and early spring.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring, Winter
Fruiting time
Spring

Harvesting

Harvest the flower stalks after two or three flowers have opened to prolong the life of your flowers.

Propagation

Seed
Sow seeds in a cold frame when they are ripe and mature.
Tubers
Seperate tubers when the plants are dormant. Plant in autumn months. Keep dry while dormant.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Attracts beneficial pollinators such as bees.
Attractive flowers
Flowers have five petals and can grow to approximately 7 cm in diameter. There are many hybrids with multiple colours ​and multiple formations e.g. Double Pink

Geography

Origin
Mediterranean
Natural climate
Temperate

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Personality

Family
Ranunculaceae
Flower colour
Red, violet-blue or white. Some varieties have double coloured flowers.
Scent
None

Problems

There are very few diseases to Anemone, but there are plenty of pests that include slugs, snails, moths and butterfly larvae. The best organic method to rid the pests would be to remove these pests regularly by hand.

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