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Poppy Anemone Bulbs

Poppy Anemones, or Anemone coronaria, provide whimsy and cheer to the sunny garden. These easy-to-care-for flowers offer bright color and they're both beautiful and drought tolerant. Our selection of Poppy Anemone bulbs is easy set-and-forget bulbs that are perfect for new gardeners and beginners.

Enjoy Poppy Anemone Flowers in a Range of Vibrant Colors

Royal purple, fireworks red, snow white, the poppy anemone is sure to add interesting color to your gardens or bouquets. Featuring 2.5-inch blooms in vivid red, crisp white, bold blue, and a rainbow of other hues, each poppy anemone 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 poppy 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. Poppy 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?

To take care of a poppy anemone flower you need to provide the plant with the right growing conditions. Poppy anemones thrive in well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. Ensure the soil is slightly acidic to neutral, with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.0. Adequate sunlight is vital for their growth, so select a location that receives full to partial sun exposure.

Poppy anemone bulbs prefer consistent moisture levels but dislike waterlogged soil. It's best to water them regularly, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. However, try to avoid overwatering, as excessive moisture can lead to root rot. Utilizing regular fertilization during the growing season can also provide essential nutrients for your poppy bulbs.

How Do You Prune a Poppy Anemone?

When it comes to pruning, it's generally recommended to remove Poppy Anemone's faded flowers to promote further blooming and prevent seed formation. However, if you desire to collect seeds, allow the seedheads to mature fully and collect them before they disperse.

Where Do Poppy Anemone Bulbs Grow Best?

When deciding where to plant your poppy anemones, take into account both their shade and soil preferences, as well as the overall design of your garden. Poppy anemones thrive in full sun to partial shade. If possible, select a location with morning sun and afternoon shade. It's important to avoid areas with standing water, so ensure good drainage by incorporating loam or sand into the soil.

When Should You Plant Poppy Anemone Bulbs?

Poppy Anemone bulbs are best planted in the fall to allow the bulbs to establish roots before springtime sprouting. This timing ensures that they have ample time to develop a strong root system, which in turn promotes healthy growth and vibrant blooms when the weather warms up. Soak the corms in lukewarm water for a few hours before planting to give them a hydration boost and enhance their chances of successful establishment.

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