Anemone coronaria 'Bordeaux'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: light, sandy soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: March to April
- Flower colour: deep plum
- Other features: useful as cut flowers
- Hardiness: fully hardy
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: Plant 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.
Spring bulbs, such as daffodils and hyacinths, can be planted whenever the soil conditions allow. As a rough guide, cover them with about twice as much soil as the bulb is deep: so that a 5cm (2in) deep bulb would need a 15cm...Read full article