Anemone coronaria 'Bordeaux'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: light, sandy soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: March to April
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 5/6
Velvet-like, deep plum coloured petals form open bowl-shaped flowers, each with a rich purple eye, above the clumps of finely divided foliage in spring. A magnificent variety that provides superb groundcover at the front of the border. It will also put on a great seasonal display in a patio pot or windowbox.
- Garden care: Scatter the pre-soaked tubers 5-8cm (2-3in) deep and 15cm apart in light, sandy soil in a sunny, protected site. Cover with a cloche or dry mulch to protect against extreme winter weather.
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I planted these in terracotta pots so I could place where colour was needed. They have stood up to light frosts. Will order more for next year to give more impact
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Q:I bought some of these bulbs but didn't plant them at the time stated i.e October/November. Is it too late to plant them now in January. My ground is clay on chalk so I was planning to plant them in a pot and then decide where to put them in the ground later on. Where and when can I plant them if I want flowers this year?Asked on 20/1/2015 by oldteach from Dorset
Normally these spring flowering bulbs would be planted in the autumn, but you can plant them now for an early summer display, but I wouldn't plant them out in the garden now as the ground is frozen.
Planting in pots will be fine but make sure you have good drainage by adding some grit in with the compost. You will need to pre-soak the tubers before planting, then keep the soil moist but not too wet, otherwise they can rot.
Hope this helps.Answered on 21/1/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
Q:my anemone just lays down, it wont stand up and doesn't have many leaves. I cut the flowers off to encourage more growth but that hasn't really helped.
It is situated in partial shade, in well drained soil, though maybe a little overshadowed by my Crocosmia. Can you give me any advice
Thank youAsked on 21/5/2014 by blackcat from United Kingdom
This plant prefers a spot in full sun - otherwise the growth can get a little sparse. If it is not getting sun for the best part of the day (and you don't suspect a cat or other animal is squashing the plant), then I would be tempted to move it to a better spot after it has died back.Answered on 22/5/2014 by helen from crocus
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