This description is for spring-and summer-flowering species from hot dry areas.
Common name : Anemone
Scientific name : Anemone coronaria
Family : Ranunculaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
This image shows A. coronaria.
This description concerns Anemone coronaria (with cultivars), as well as A. biflora, A. blanda, A. bucharica, A. eranthoides, A. x fulgens, A. heldreichiana, A. pavonina, A. petiolusa, A. tshaernjaewii and their cultivars.
Sowing & planting
30 - 50
7 - 8
Identify my anemone
Anemones are flowering plants of the Renonculaceae family of temperate zones of both hemispheres.
The word comes from the Greek and means "daughter of the wind", because the wind carries its feathery seeds at great distances! The florists' anemones are perennials erect tuberous, trifoliolate leaves 5 to 12 cm long.
In spring, they flower and give single flowers with 5 to 8 red, blue or white tepals.
The anemones of the florists of the group Sainte Brigitte are with double flowers, whereas those of the group of Caen are with simple flowers. Some cultivars do not belong to either of these two groups.
Plant my anemone
Plant the anemones of the groups Caen and Sainte Brigitte in the spring, and the others in autumn, in a dry soil quickly prepared (unpacked with a pitchfork, then scratched to break the clods), between 5 and 8 cm deep. Pour half a watering can per plant.
Water my anemone
Water without unnecessarily wetting foliage in the morning or evening. Pour until satiety (the water takes some time to be absorbed by the soil).
Weed my anemone
Weed the first years.
When the anemones are well established after several years, and extend, do not hesitate to cut the roots which invade the neighboring plants with a spade.
Propagate my anemone
Sow under cold frame after rubbing mature seeds with dry sand to remove hairs.
Mulch my anemone
Mulch in November and April to limit evaporation in the summer and fertilize and protect the plant from cold during the winter.
Prefer a mulch in the fall, and mulch or compost in June.
Shelter my anemone
If your winters are too harsh, and mulching is not enough, winter your tubers in frost-free sand.
Put outside my anemone
If you have wintered your tubers, put them back in the spring.