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Windflower

Family: Ranunculaceae
Botanicval name: Anemone coronaria

Origin: South Europe (around the Mediterranean Sea)

Flower colour: blue, red, white, pink

Flowering period: May-August

Average plant height: 30 - 40 cm

Planting depth to base of bulbs: 5 cm

Spacing between bulbs: 10 cm

Type of bulb: corm

Light requirements: sun or light shade and sheltered spot (PM sun)

Landscape uses: border, beds, pots

Before planting you should soak the tubers for a couple of hours. They will grow in any type of soil which is well-drained. Very often Anemone coronaria is sold mixed. Even the small corms (2-3 cm) will flower!

Anemone coronaria single flowering version is also called the "Florist" or " Poppy-flowered" Anemones. We divide them into two groups: Anemone coronaria 'De Caen' varieties (single flowered) and 'St. Brigid' varieties (double flowered).

Principal varieties

Anemone De Caen

  • 'Hollandia' - red 
  • 'Mr. Fokker' - blue 
  • 'Sylphide' - purple 
  • 'Bride' – white

Anemone St. Brigid

  • 'Governor' - red 
  • 'Admiral' - purple 
  • 'Lord Lieutenant' - blue 
  • 'Mount Everest' - white
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