How to plant anemones

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How to plant anemones
Anemones grow well in well-drained soil. (Getty Creative)

Anemone flowers come in colours ranging from light pink to a wonderful shade of bluish purple. With 120 species of anemones available to gardeners, it's easy to choose a variety for your garden. Anemones, also known as windflowers, come in spring and summer blooming varieties. These plants need a loose, well-drained soil.

Things you need

  • Compost
  • Shallow container
  • Water
  • Trowel

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  1. 1

    Determine if you have spring flowering anemone or summer flowering anemone bulbs. Spring flowering bulbs need to be planted in early to mid-autumn, and summer flowering bulbs should be planted after the last frost date for your region.

  2. 2

    Choose a spot that receives full sun or at least 6 hours of sun a day.

  3. 3

    Mix compost into the soil where you will be planting the anemone bulbs. Anemone bulbs need loose, well-drained soil.

  4. 4

    Place the anemone bulbs in the container and fill with water until half of the bulb is covered. Soak for 2 to 4 hours.

  5. 5

    Dig a hole r to 5 cm (1.5 to 2 inches) deep in the prepared bed. Place anemone bulbs to either point downward or horizontally. Cover with soil. Space your bulbs 13 to 15 cm (5 to 6 inches) apart.

  6. 6

    Keep the anemones well watered. Allow the soil to dry out slightly before watering again. For autumn-planted anemones, stop watering when day time temperatures below 10 degrees.

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