Anemone Bulbs

Fall blooming Anemones are relatively easy to grow. This plant will bring a delicate touch to your garden in the fall or autumn time, with its tender and beautiful flowers.

Anemone is also known as “Windflower”, its foliage reminds the leaves of the maple, and its stems grow up to thirty nine inches high.

The flowers can be white, pale pink, dark pink, red, purple or sometimes even double colored, like blue with yellowish centers. The leaves of these plants have a deep green coloration.

Groups of Anemone plants look very beautiful in the blooming period. In spite of the cheerful look of the Anemone plant in bloom, the story behind it is rather sad.

It comes from Greek Mythology and tells us about the flower which appeared from the blood of Adonis, a lover of the goddess Aphrodite. The name "Windflower" implies that the breeze blows away the dead petals of the flowers.

Location

How to choose the right place in your garden for planting Anemone bulbs. It should be partially shaded and protected from strong winds, as this plant dislikes these kinds of conditions.

It is better to find an area where the plants will grow comfortably for a few years, like near a garden cabin or under the shade of some trees, where they would not be completely overshadowed though.

The perfect variant of Fall Bulbs Anemone plants receive some mild morning sun and stay protected from the heat of the afternoon.

How to Plant Anemone Bulbs

Fall Bulbs Anemone should be planted in the fall / autumn.

Put the bulbs in holes two to four inches apart from each other.

The hole should be approximately two inches deep. Water the bulbs after covering the planting area with soil.

To achieve best growth these plants require well drained soil with lots of organic matter. It is a good idea to fertilize the soil a few weeks before planting.

The soil should remain moist but not too wet, so the roots will not start rotting. In spring water the plants more intensively.

Caring for Anemones

Fall Bulbs Anemone plants' blooming period starts at the end of summer and lasts during the fall / autumn. After they fade the plants should be cut to the ground completely at the end of the autumn period. Before that, you can keep cutting off stalks once they begin to fade.

The Anemone plants can be increased or thinned according to peculiarities of their growth, neighboring plants in your garden, and your personal preferences.

If you want to increase them, it is better to do so from established clumps in the beginning of the spring season.

You can replant divisions of Anemones if their roots are thick enough. If Fall Bulbs Anemone plants become exceedingly invasive, you can thin them out.

The plants spread easily, and rather rapidly, by means of developing the system of underground stems. You can dig them up. Of course, it is a pity to throw out such a beautiful plant, so you can share them with your neighbours, friends and relatives who are into gardening as well. When they are looking at the pinkish white beauty of Fall Bulbs Anemone plants in their gardens, they will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Anemones Tips

The only negative comment - the flowers of these plants do not last when you cut them.
In case you have pets or small children, try to plant Anemones in a place which is not easily accessible, because all the species of this plant are toxic.

Searching

Here are a few names, sun requirements, and zones for you to search for using the search boxes further down the page.

Anemone - Blanda - Mixed Colours
Anemone blanda 'Mixed'
Zones: 4 to 8
Sun: Partial sun to full sun

Anemone - St. Brigid - Lord Lieutenant
Anemone coronaria 'Lord Lieutenant'
Zones: 7 to 10
Sun: Partial sun to full sun

Anemone - Blue and White - Mixed Colors
Zones: 7 to 10
Sun: Partial sun to full sun

Anemone - De Caen - Mixed Colors
Anemone coronaria 'de Caen'
Zones: 7 to 10
Sun: Partial sun to full sun

Summary

Anemones are fairly easy to grow. A good compost rich soil that is well drained will do best.

It is recommended to soak your Anemone tubers in tepid water for a couple of hours while working the soil and making ready the chosen planting area. Anemones like sun all day long (6 to 8 hours).

Plant your tubers 2 to 3 inches deep and space them as you like. I plant them 6 inches apart. Follow the directions on the package as to how to place them (which side is up).

I put flat side up but it is said it doesn't matter as the anemone will figure it out. Cover with soil and water well.

They will take root in the fall then will develop leaves followed by beautiful flowers in the spring.

This may work best in an area before the trees leaf out.

You can use these as cut flowers if you like. Leave the foliage until it turns yellow as its job is not finished gathering sunlight for next years growing cycle.

Anemone does very well in containers. Follow the above and place the tubers 1 to 2 inches apart to make a grand display.