How to Plant Anemone Bulbs – ‘St Brigid’ and ‘De caen’ varieties.

How to Plant Anemone Bulbs –  ‘St Brigid’ and ‘De caen’  varieties.


Anemones are a spring flowering bulb the
botanical name is Anemone coronaria and these are a hybrid called De Caens
you can also get a strain called St Brigid, and these are doubles. The
bulbs are small and the best time to plant them is from autumn through the
winter they’re only planted about three centimetres deep and they can be planted
they’re only planted at about three centimetres deep and they can be planted
at about five centimetres apart so you can grow them in a container and get a
mass of flowers. Anemone bulbs can be a little bit of a surprise when you open
the packet they’re dried they’re small they’re wizened and they look as though
they’re dead however they’re not. What we like to do is to prompt them into life
by soaking them in water for about three or four hours, you simply take your bulbs
place them in a bowl, pour in some water that’s about room temperature and leave
them there to soak . So by soaking the anenome bulbs in warm water and in this
case we’ve actually soaked it overnight you’ll see that the bulb is swollen up,
and you’ll find that germination will be much much quicker. When you’re planting
Anemones, the pointy end actually goes down rather than up, so simply make a
hole, pointy end down backfill. You can put quite a number in a pot like this as
long as you’ve got a good potting soil. And once you’ve got them planted all
you’re really going to need to do it’s water them in and wait for them to
spring into life. You can use a little bit of fertilizer after they’ve finished
flowering and this provides the bulbs with the food that they need the
increase in size and be ready for next year. You can load them in the ground or
you can dig the and store for next year’s plantings the
only thing you need to watch out for with an Anemones is slugs and snails
because they love the new shoots. So Anemones can be that simple to plant. Anemones like to grow in full Sun and they do like a bit of protection from
strong cold winds and eAnemones s also need good drainage because over watering
tends to cause the bulbs to rot. In hotter climates you can plant the bulbs
deeper than you need to in cooler climates so in a warmer climate
you might plant the bulbs at about 6 to 7 centimeters . This is about 5 days
after the seeds first started to germinate and you can see but nearly all
of the seeds have germinated as you can see our own Anemones of all germinated
they’re growing really well lots of green foliage and in around
three weeks we’ll start to see them flower. As spring comes around the buds
form and the flowers begin to open up that’s it for planting Anemones bulbs.
They certainly are a flower that will brighten up the spring they’re easy to
grow colourful and you can pick them for indoors for more information on Anemones and lots of other garden bulbs visit the website remember subscribe to
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10 Replies to “How to Plant Anemone Bulbs – ‘St Brigid’ and ‘De caen’ varieties.”

  1. I am a new gardener, last year I have made a mistake with anemones, now I know how to do it right. Thank you. Now I live in Seattle, there are a lot of rain and I am afraid the bulbs might get rotten. If I plant the bulbs (tulips too) in containers and put them in glass house – should I water them or leave them dry till spring? Thank you.

  2. My plant started to die just after foliage started to appear. The stems seemed too weak. I tried reporting to go in a bit deeper and give it some stability to stand. But it only died. Please help me. Iโ€™m a new gardener.

  3. I have my first year flowers of de caen but they are very short stems. They were planted outdoors in the UK in late October in an organic walled garden and mulched after the green had come up. Any ideas?

  4. Well I screwed up. ๐Ÿ˜• I planted mine last fall and I didn't soak them. I've been waiting for them to come up this spring and nothing. That's why I'm here, to learn that I have no idea what I'm doing. So riddle me this . . . are the bulbs still there but in a perpetual state of dormancy? Or are they dead and I need to just start over? Help! Plz!

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