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Anemone Corms

I planted my anemone corms (Mr Fokker) at the beginning of October and noticed by the end of October they were sprouting plants are about 5" tall now.  Will they be ok? I have been covering them at night.


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,249
    RHS says that they are not frost hardy so should be planted in Spring rather than Autumn.
  • Oh dear the advice on suppliers website said to plant Sept/Oct/Nov.  Can I do anything to save them?
  • ElothirElothir Posts: 94
    edited November 2019
    Mr Fokker is a variety of Anemone Coronaria which the RHS rate as Hardiness 5 ("H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)" - so unless it gets extremely cold where you are over the winter I'd think they'd be alright?

    Maybe just give them some extra protection as they say to be sure. 

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,249
    How odd. I looked up Mr.Fokker and it came back as a form of De caen which is not totally hardy. Makes one wonder does it not? I can see no reason why they should not survive a normal winter.
    Sorry if it has confused, half my original answer did not appear. In it I did say that they ought to be ok.
  • ElothirElothir Posts: 94
    edited November 2019
    Yeah it's strange. I mean like I said they do suggest giving it some winter protection, and it's not like that's going to harm them so why not? But at the same time they say it should be alright for even severe winters in most spots.

    I did find an american site saying they're only "reliably hardy" in zones 8-10 which is actually what most of Britain would be in the american system as far as I understand it.

    Could it be they're technically H5 in ideal conditions but really flip-flop or are borderline between 4 & 5 depending on other factors?

  • Thank you both for the information.  I will carry on protecting them at night although they are in a container on the balcony which is quite protected weather wise.  I just wondered why they have emerged so early as it says they do not flower until March. Fingers crossed they will survive.  Thanks again.
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,249
    Many plants have been  confused by the weather this year. I noticed that some of my Snowdrops are showing above ground which is early even for them.
  • I think plants in containers generally need more protection than those in the ground as they're less insulated?

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