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Poppy Anemones

Poppy Anemones, or Anemone coronaria, provide whimsy and cheer to the sunny garden. These easy-to-care-for flowers offer bright color low to the ground, and they're both beautiful and drought tolerant. These set-and-forget flowers are perfect for beginners.

Anemone Blooms In A Range Of Colors

Royal purple, fireworks red, snow white, the poppy anemone, or Anemone coronaria, is sure to add interesting color to your gardens or bouquets. Once a garden standard, anemone flowers have lost ground to showier, more complex hybrids. However, we think that once you get acquainted with these easy-going beauties, you'll agree they're due for a comeback. Featuring 2.5-inch blooms in vivid red, crisp white, bold blue, and a rainbow of other hues, each anemone flower has a dark eye that contrasts the brilliance of its petals. Their proud upright posture, soft petal structure, and light green feathery foliage are reminiscent of Oriental poppies!

How Do You Plant Poppy Anemone Bulbs?

Soak corms in lukewarm water for a few hours before planting. Plant your anemones in a site with rich to average garden loam and good drainage. Raised beds are advisable in gardens with heavy clay soil, as bulbs may rot due to excessive moisture after a wet winter. Anemone corms are lumpy and irregular, so don't worry about which side of the corms need to face up. Regardless of how the corms are positioned, they will grow. Set the corms about 2 inches deep, and space them 3-4 inches apart. Water moderately throughout the growing season. There's no need to deadhead these flowers. The tubers will propagate themselves and should be divided in early fall to increase next year's yield.

How Do You Take Care Of A Poppy Anemone Flower Plant?

Charming and easy to care for, anemone bulbs are also versatile in the garden. They tend to spread, which makes them an excellent medium-height ground cover for shaded areas. Anemone flowers also thrive as companion plants to taller flowers and shrubs which provide them a bit of shade. Blooming in early spring, these lovely blossoms pair well with tulips, daffodils, and crocus. Add brilliant hues to rock gardens or naturalize them to make fields and hillsides explode with springtime colour. Excellent for woodland settings, windflowers also add a traditional touch to cottage and formal gardens. Invite the poppy anemone into your garden and get to know this classic flower.

Where To Plant Anemone Bulbs

It's hard to believe that sunny-looking windflowers actually prefer a bit of shade. Choose a location with afternoon shade and morning sun, if possible, or try planting poppy anemones under a tree or arbor for dappled shade. Poppy anemones thrive in lightweight, well-draining soil with slight acidity. Choose a spot without standing water, and add loam or sand to improve drainage.

As you ponder where to plant your anemones, think about design as well as shade and soil requirements. Anemones offer clear, bright colors and a low-growing habit, perfect for filling in shady beds. Anemones tend to multiply, making them a pleasing choice for ground cover. Pair these bright, poppy-shaped plants with other shade-tolerant, woodland varieties like lily-of-the-valley or sweet pea, or use them to fill in among late-spring bulbs like tulips or fritillaria.

When to Plant Poppy Anemone Bulbs

Anemone bulbs are best in the fall, to allow the bulbs to establish roots before springtime sprouting. Soak your anemone bulbs in water overnight before planting.

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