Anemone Growing Guide

Planting Anemone

  • Plant in spring after the last frost.
  • If you cannot plant your bulbs and perennials right away, store them in a cool, dry, dark location, like a basement.
  • For best results, soak the corms in a bowl of water for 3 hours before planting.
  • Plant them 8 cm (3 in) deep and 5 to 8 cm (2 to 3 in) apart. Plant them on their edge if you’re not sure how to plant them.
  • Water thoroughly after planting.

Growing Anemone

  • These bulbs should be planted in humus- rich, well-drained soil.
  • Plant in groups of fifteen or more bulbs which then appear more natural.
  • Also look great when planted at the front of borders or rock gardens.
  • Shelter from strong winds.

Care Anemone

  • These bulbs require frequent watering until they come into flowering. Once flowering, they should be lightly watered.
  • These flowers last a long time as cut flowers, making them popular for arrangements and bouquets.

Winterizing Anemone

  • After flowering, the leaves should be allowed to die down. The leaves will gather sunlight and provide nourishment for next year’s show.
  • For newly planted bulbs, provide a winter mulch of evergreen boughs or salt marsh hay after the ground freezes to help prevent heaving.