Growing anemones in your garden
- 31 varieties of anemones to choose from
- Great for containers and ground cover
- Easy to grow and maintain
- Can last for a hundred years
Anemone bulbs planting and care
The name anemone comes from anemos, the Greek word for wind. The philosopher Theophrastus came up with the name. He was the first man to write a book about plants (300 years BC). As you might have guessed, anemones have been around for quite some time and have been fascinating plant enthusiasts for just as long. Anemones grow wild and are widely spread in parts of central Asia and Europe. Though there are different cultivations of anemones, there is a variety for almost any climate. Some of our favorites include De Caen Blue, Blanda Mix, and De Caen White. However, we love them all! What's more, not only do anemones look stunning when planted and growing en masse in your yard, they also make excellent cut flowers-lasting over a week in a vase.
The most colorful anemone bulbs available online
With anemones, it's easy to create a carpet of long-lasting color in your yard. When they are in the right environment with the proper care, they will produce a lengthy succession of jewel-colored blooms for you to enjoy. It's important to select the right anemone and the right spot in your yard. Anemones will do best with partial shade in an area with well-draining soil. Before planting, soak the bulbs in water for a few hours in some lukewarm water. While your bulbs are soaking, you can prepare the planting site by digging holes that allow the bulbs to be planted one to two inches deep and one to two inches apart. When your bulbs are finished with their soak, it's time to plant. There is no need to worry about which side points towards the surface of the soil when planting. Anemones will grow regardless of the direction they are planted. After planting, soil should be gently soaked.
Maintaining anemone plants
After blooming has ended, leave it in place; do not cut it off. The leaves will still continue to gather sunlight, which will further strengthen the bulbs for future seasons. Once the leaves have yellowed and died back, they can be removed.
For more information on planting, growing, and caring for anemone bulbs see the Anemone Bulbs Planting Guide.