The common names for the hardy bulb or perennial Anemone include Japanese anemone, September charm, Pasque flower, snowdrop windflower, and windflower.
They typically flower from early spring through to the late autumn; this is dependent upon the species as Anemone is a very diverse gender.
Anemone is a very diverse group of plants and different species can grow from 15cm to 120 cm in height. As a consequence of this diversity Anemone flowers may be nearly any colour, the exception being yellow. They are often planted in groups in borders.
G.A. Cooper @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database. Smithsonian Institution, Department of Systematic Biology-Botany.
It is best to sow windflowers and their relatives such as september charm Anemone in moistened soil within a plastic bag, and then imbibe the seeds for three weeks at four degrees Celsius in a fridge.
Next plant the containers in a shady location under glass. Once a seedling has sprouted it should be transplanted to the desired position with a spacing of 15 to 20 cm for small species and of 30 to 40 cm for larger species
If planting corms, they should be planted at a depth of 10 to 12 cm in the middle of autumn.
Anemone prefers to be grown partly shaded area but is able to withstand full sunlight. The soil should not be poor, it should be fertilised with either humus or rotten manure with a pH level in the range of 6 to 7.5.
Anemone requires between two and twenty five weeks to germinate depending on the species and the time of planting. If starting seedlings off indoors it is best to plant them out in either the early spring or late autumn.
Anemone require to be watered regularly, and should be mulched in the summer to maintain cool soil temperatures. In harsh area it may be necessary to bring in the plants during the winter before putting out again in the spring.
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