Poppy Anemone, St Brigid's Anemone, Spanish Marigold, Windflower, Poppy Windflower, Irish anemone
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A tuberous plant that produces multiple poppy-like flowers on tall flower stalks. They come in many colours and two forms, single or double. They add a kaleidoscope of colour to any partly sunny garden during late winter and early spring.
Harvest the flower stalks after two or three flowers have opened to prolong the life of your flowers.
Sow seeds in a cold frame when they are ripe and mature.
Seperate tubers when the plants are dormant. Plant in autumn months. Keep dry while dormant.
Attracts useful insects
Attracts beneficial pollinators such as bees.
Flowers have five petals and can grow to approximately 7 cm in diameter. There are many hybrids with multiple colours and multiple formations e.g. Double Pink
Soil PH preference
Purple, Red, Blue, White, Multicoloured
There are very few diseases to Anemone, but there are plenty of pests that include slugs, snails, moths and butterfly larvae. The best organic method to rid the pests would be to remove these pests regularly by hand.