Garden Anemone

Anemone coronaria

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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring, Winter

Fruiting time

Spring

Harvesting

Harvest the flower stalks after two or three flowers have opened to prolong the life of your flowers.

Propagation

Seed

Sow seeds in a cold frame when they are ripe and mature.

Tubers

Seperate tubers when the plants are dormant. Plant in autumn months. Keep dry while dormant.

Special features

Attracts useful insects

Attracts beneficial pollinators such as bees.

Attractive flowers

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

Special features

Origin

Mediterranean

Natural climate

Temperate

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Uses

Personality

Family

Ranunculaceae

Flower colour

Purple, Red, Blue, White, Multicoloured

Scent

None

Problems

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.
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