Fantastic, mid blue blooms with a black centre. You will have up to six weeks of fabulous colour! Who needs finicky Meconopsis/Himalayan Blue Poppies when these beauties offer similar colour and flower with ease.
De Caen Anemones are simple and sweet. They have the winning combination of being small on price and big on show. You could try mixing them into a cottage garden, have them overflowing from pots or try a big impact mass planting. Grouping them close together is sure to create a memorable display.
You can even cut the flowers for indoor display, the velvety blooms will last over a week in a vase when you snip them in bud. Cutting the flowers has the additional benefit of encouraging more to bloom.
The handsome foliage of De Caen Anemones is light green and heavily dissected, so it appears soft and fern like.
Plant De Caen Anemones in humus rich, moist, well drained soil. Fertilise regularly and they will deliver rich rewards - these small corms grow quickly and bear lots of blooms, so they need adequate nutrition to flower at their best.
Anemones average 10-14 weeks from planting to flower so you can effectively time their display. They even have the super power that they can be planted at any time of the year! For example if you plant in December they will flower in March. If you plant in October the blooms open December. If you plant in March they will flower in September. Such clever little things that they are. After their initial bloom those planted at different times will resume annual flowering in spring unless you lift and store them.
The name de Caen is from the French city where they were first grown. They are also commonly known as Poppy Anemones because they look like poppies.
A little tip from us is to pick the early flowers, this will encourage longer blooming. Such amazing value.
Supplied as: Bulb
Early to Mid Spring
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade