Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Anemone coronaria. This may be the dreamiest Anemone variety we have seen! Luxurious, velvety, iridescent petals are a rich, wine-red and contrast beautifully with a royal blue-purple center. An excellent choice for chic containers and as a cut flower. Height 8-12". Bulb size 4-5cm in circ.
Sold as: Pkg of 7
Upon Arrival: Plant bulbs as soon as possible, once you have received your shipment. If you cannot plant right away, remove the bulbs from plastic bags and put them on trays with damp peat moss or sawdust in a cool, well-ventilated place until you have a chance to plant them. Do not let the bulbs dry out before planting. Plant outdoors once the conditions are right for your hardiness zone.
Where to Plant: The most important rule when planting bulbs is to choose an area that is well-drained. Most bulbs will rot or deteriorate quickly where soil is constantly damp. Most bulbs thrive in full sun, or at least 5-6 sunny hours daily. Some bulbs such as fritillaria and wood hyacinths prefer filtered shade.
Planting: Plant anemones 3” deep and 3-4" apart. After planting, water anemones well, gently soaking the soil and settling it around the bulbs.
Growing: After blooming has finished for the season leave the foliage in place; don't cut it off. The leaves will gather sunlight, create food through photosynthesis and strengthen the bulbs for the future. Water as needed during active growth periods; about 1" of moisture per week is a good estimate. At the end of the summer the leaves will yellow and die back as the plant slips into dormancy. Foliage many be removed at this point.