Anemone Coronaria

Beguiled by the beautiful photos of these beauties in Sarah Raven's catalogue, and helped by sale prices and a 20% off voucher, I bought 100 corms (20 of each in 5 different colours).  I was thinking of planting them in a mild spell this week or next.  Sarah recommends soaking them overnight, but are they going to survive frosty and snow covered ground for weeks on end - as we have been promised up here in North Yorkshire - or will they just go mouldy?



  • LynLyn Posts: 8,374

    I have just planted mine, and soaked for a few hours though.

    Usually, anything that is sold at any given time,can be planted when you get them,

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • Which part of the country are you in, Lyn?

  • Apart from the times that they flower, is there any difference in numbers of flowers and impact, between planting in late Autumn or waiting till Spring?

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,374

    I live in a very exposed part of Devon, on the edge of Dartmoor 960 ft above sea level, always windy and cold and snowy in winter.

    I dont know about planting in the Spring, i always go on the fact that they sell them now,  so can be planted now. I have also planted the Blanda species too.

    Maybe someone else will have some knowledge on this?.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • 60 down, 40 to go.  I finished planting for the day in the dark. Hopefully I have spaced out the corms fairly well, but they aren't the easiest things to see against the earth, are they?  image

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,374

    They are very small, they are also quite small when the flower, i put mine 4 inches apart in little groups. Not too deep, i watched Monty plant these once, he just scratched the soil up  then put a mulch on top.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • I'm worried that I may have planted mine too deep at around 3-4"  Will they still come up? And if I'm supposed to mulch them that would mean they have even further to get to the surface.  

    Also I am wondering if anyone else on the forum has grown these, and whether they have mulched them?

  • I finally got the last ones in yesterday.  Should I mulch them?  If so, would strulch be ok?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,230

    I don't have much success with these. I thought it might be because they get thrown out with weeds but I wonder if I planted too deeply. I can't remember how deeply, I haven't tried them lately.

    I don't know what strulch is





    nutcutlet wrote (see)

    I don't have much success with these.

    Well that's encouraging, nut  image

    I don't know what strulch is

    It's an organic mulch made from straw: straw + mulch = strulch image

    It's widely advertised in garden mags, nut.  You could google it to find out more about it.


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