If you like variety, the Anemone (Anemone hybrids) is the flower for you, providing gardeners with a single plant type that can be grown in a variety of colours. Commonly known as Japanese windflowers, Anemones have long been cherished for their graceful, airy floral displays, particularly as they can flower in difficult shady sites. Anemones are easy to grow from corms and are hardy once established, requiring little attention.


How to grow anemones in a garden

  1. Choose a well-drained spot in the garden that gets full sun.
  2. Enrich the soil with some compost and Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food before planting.
  3. Place corms directly where the plant is to grow at a depth of 3 cm and 15 cm apart. Ensure that the flat part of the corm is facing upwards when planting.
  4. Cover with soil.
  5. Keep the soil nice and moist ensuring not to overwater.
  6. When flower buds appear, feed regularly with Yates Thrive Rose & Flower Granular Plant Food.

 

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How to grow anemones in a pot

  1. Choose a pot that has adequate drainage holes and place it in a position that gets full sun.
  2. Fill the pot with Yates Premium Potting Mix.
  3. Place corms directly where the plant is to grow at a depth of 3 cm and 15 cm apart. Ensure that the flat part of the corm is facing upwards when planting.
  4. Cover with soil.
  5. Keep the soil nice and moist ensuring not to overwater.
  6. When flower buds appear feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food. Add a boost of nutrients by alternating with Yates Thrive Natural Fish & Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate

Growing tips

  • In warm climates, delay planting until late autumn when the weather is cooler.
  • Anemones will require some patience as they bloom in spring.
  • Some gardeners prefer to start the corms in seedling trays and transplant into the garden later in the season.
  • Great as a cut flower. 
  • Plants will carry over for several seasons but you will get the best display of blooms from newly planted corms.

     


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