ANEMONE DE CAEN
||ANEMONE DE CAEN
||“SYLPHIDE” (MONA LISA SERIES)
||MARCH/APRIL & JUNE/JULY
Please make sure when buying these bulbs that you don’t buy too small a bulb or they won’t flower, they will only throw green leaves. These bulbs are a flowering size bulb.
Native to the mediterranean, the poppy-flowered (sylphide) anemone is a tender, perennial with showy flowers in spring. One of the “mona lisa series” sylphide bears numerous single violet-pink flowers above clumps of divided ferny leaves which are attractive all season long. The solitary, poppy-like blooms have a dark central disc. Often planted at intervals to provide continual year-round bloom in mild climates. Poppy-flowered anemone can also be used as an
early-blooming perennial where hardy.
Anemone sylphide can also be planted in the spring for summer flowering.
Happiest in a site shaded from hot sun, anemone coronaria prefers rich, loamy soil, even moisture and a dry rest after bloom, or they may be left in permanently, when they will flower annually in spring. This is a good plant for texture and colour in a container, moist woodland, or a rock garden. Flowers for 2-3 weeks and attracts butterflies. The flowers are excellent for cutting. The bulbs are required to be soaked overnight before planting,
Anemones are notoriously difficult to become established and may take a couple of years to do so, so please be patient.
Plant 6-7 cm deep 5-7 cm apart.