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Anemone coronaria De Caen

Poppy anemone, Florist anemone

Spectacular blooms year after year

The familiar florist’s anemone is a charming garden plant which, once established will bloom year after year. The buds emerge in mid to late spring from a clump of parsley like leaves. Usually the blooms, in a range of rich and pale colours, are carried on 30cm (1ft) stems. Single and cup shaped, the petals surround a 'puff' of black stamens and are enjoyed by bees. Lovely for cutting. 

Where?

A sheltered position in full sun where the soil gets baked in the summer. At the front of a bed or border, or in a pot on the patio for early colour.

How?

Any very well drained soil. Dies down by late summer. Remove old flower stems and faded leaves and mark planting position.  

Anemone De Caen gets its name from the districts on Caen and Bayeux in France where it was cultivated in the 18th century

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Perennial
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering April - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 10 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 50 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Patio container, Mediterranean garden, Rock garden

Typically available

From March to September