Anemone has over 100 species with several interesting varieties that produce colour and a light form. I have picked out 3 contrasting sorts that are worth seeking out.
Wood Anemones, Wind Flower and Anemone Blanda
- Daisy-like flowers in white and purple to form a carpet of dazzling colour.
- These low-growing Anemones are extremely free-flowering and produce an eye catching mass
- With lush, fern-like foliage, they’re great for planting beneath Daffodils and Tulips, shrubs and trees.
- Named varieties to look our for Prinz heinrich a semi-double with purple flowers. Queen Charlotte semi-doule pink, September Charm pink, Whirlwind semi-double white and Honorine Joberet the popular white with golden stamens
- Unlike the spring varieties they flower in Autumn on long stems up to 5′ tall
- The white Honorine Jubert is a striking plant and flowers in a shady position
- Propagate economically by root cuttings from established plants
Blousey Florists Anemones
- Anemone De Caen ‘Hollandia’ a scarlet flower on 10″ stems and St Brigid The Governor have performed exceptionally well this year. I have grown them in peat and peat with some grit to keep the compost open and they have remained reasonably moist.
- In pots the flowers are less robust than those in the garden.
- You can grow them from dark wrinkled tubers bought later in summer.
- Soak overnight in rain water before planting will speed up germination.
Anemone de Caen at T&M