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Planting anemone bulbs - Instructions and Summary

Planting anemone bulbs - Instructions and Summary
Posted on 20-12-2023 by lkaratzali_stramark.nl

Anemone summary

Height:  15cm
Spread:  15cm
Period for planting Anemone bulbs:   June to July
Anemone bulbs flowering period:  March to April

Well-drained slightly acidic soil

How to plant anemone bulbs? Planting anemone bulbs is easy! Plant the bulbs where the soil drains well. If there are still puddles 5-6 hours after a hard rain, try to find another site. Alternatively, you can add organic material to the soil to raise the level 2-3 inches, improving the drainage. Peat moss, compost, ground bark or decomposed manure are all suitable and widely available. Slightly acidic soil, enriched with compost, is ideal for anemones.

Location for planting Anemone bulbs

Plant your anemone bulbs where they will receive as much sun as possible.

Soak Anemone bulbs before planting

Soak your anemone bulbs for a few hours in lukewarm water to reinvigorate them. Dig holes and plant your anemone bulbs 1-2 inches down. It doesn’t matter which way up you plant anemone bulbs, as, however they are positioned, they will naturally figure out which way is up.

Keep watering during autumn and wait until spring

After planting Anemone bulbs it is recommended to water them well, thoroughly soaking the soil. Roots will form in the autumn, followed closely by the foliage. Flowers will appear in the spring.

Cutting Anemone flowers for bouquets

When in bloom, you can cut anemone flowers for bouquets if you wish. This will not damage the plants. Water your anemones regularly during the first growing season in order to establish a deep, extensive root system.

Leave foliage on until end of summer

Once blooming has finished for the season, leave the foliage alone; don't cut it off. The lacy leaves will collect sunlight and provide nourishment for next year's display. Water as necessary. Anemone leaves will yellow and die back as summer draws to a close and the anemone slips into dormancy. Foliage can be removed at this point. Your anemones will sleep through the autumn and winter months before beginning the next growing cycle.

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