Anemone de Caen: the anemone of florists

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Florist’s anemone is a very original and very decorative bulb flower.

In summary, what you need to know:

Name : Anemone coronaria
Type : Perennial with tubers

: 5 to 30 cm
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade
Soil : Ordinary, well-drained

Flowering : March to May or September/October

It adorns borders and rockeries but also flower beds and bouquets in spring or summer.

If you have a terrace or a balcony, it will also be happy in a container or planter.

Planting the Florist’s Anemone

The florist’s anemone is a tuberous plant which is planted in spring or autumn (preferably for autumn) and always in well-drained soil, even sandy, in order to avoid excess humidity which would cause rot the bulbs.

  • Start by soaking the tubers for 1 to 2 hours in water to make them swell
  • In bulb, plant the legs flat about 5 cm deep
  • The side with the “eyes” must face up to the sky
  • Respect a distance of about 20 cm between each tuber
  • By planting several feet in the same place you will give a very aesthetic upholstery effect

Multiplication of florist anemones:

It is very simple and even recommended to multiply your florist’s anemones every 2 to 3 years in order to regenerate the foot and thus restore vigor to the old bulbs.

  • Propagation by division of the clump in the spring or in the fall (preferably for the fall)
  • Find our tips for dividing perennials

Care of Caen anemones

Although no pruning is necessary, you can remove faded flowers as you go to stimulate the appearance of new flowers.

Once all the foliage has faded and especially not before, you can cut back as soon as possible before winter and protect the foot with a good mulch of dried leaves.

You can leave the legs of anemones in the ground during the winter or put them in a dry and ventilated place where it does not freeze.

To know about the Caen anemone

The anemone has several flowering periods, from spring to autumn, but that of the florists flowers from spring to summer.

Ideal in a perennial bed or border, the florist’s anemone is also an ideal bouquet flower.

We find among the anemones to flower in spring the anemone blanda or anemone of Greece, the anemone Apennina or the anemone Coronaria, well known under the name of anemone of Caen or anemone of the florists.

Among the anemones that bloom in summer or fall, we find the famous Japanese anemone , the anemone Bupehensis or the anemone rivularis which is one of the first to bloom in summer.

They are perfect on the edge, but also in the undergrowth or to line a surface.

Its flowers are usually blue or white but can be red or purple in some species. They appear in the spring, around April-May.

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