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Peter-T-Peter-T- Posts: 138


Recently purchased 75 cheap and cheerful anemone bulbs 

I`m aware that I have to soak them over night before planting. 

I have 2 questions 

1) Are they ok to plant in pots now ? 

2) Reading different views on wether to leave them in the pots as hardy or dig them up and the end of the year to repot next year. 

Hope people can help 





  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,991

    differing views re hardiness probably because there are so many different species from different parts of the world. What have you got?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Peter-T-Peter-T- Posts: 138


    St Brigid The Governor

    St Brigid Mount Everest

    De Caen Mr Fokker

    Hope that helps, described as Hardy H14 ?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,991

    I think  this group are best described as hardy unless it gets too cold, in well drained soil and maybe a bit of protection in the winter.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Peter-T-Peter-T- Posts: 138

    Ok thanks 

    how about planting now ?

  • Peter-T-Peter-T- Posts: 138

    Typo it was H4 sorry

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,991

    I guessed image

    I haven't much experience with these, mine did a couple of years then never reappeared. I think you'd be fine to put them in pots as long as they can be somewhere sheltered. wet and freezing for long in a pot might be the end of them.

    You may get some advice from someone who knows them betterimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Peter-T-Peter-T- Posts: 138

    thanks for replies, really appreciated 

    i might just treat them as annuals then 

  • TigrahTigrah Posts: 125

    SInce you have so many you could run a little yest on a few of them :)

  • I bought a couple of packets last spring, which are just flowering now for the second time.  Anemone de Caen. They seem fairly hardy, but may be overcome by too many frosts.

  • I find they either come up and then last for a few years or rot and fail to appear at all.  I've tried lots of varieties, pre-soaking for various lengths of time, planting in pots in a cold GH and planting direct.  I've come to the conclusion that a good proportion of dried anemone bulbs sold are simply not viable but those which decide to grow are hardy.  On average, I would say that out of every 50 bulbs I have bought only rougly 10 have grown.  I guess that's why you get lots of them in the bargain bulb mixtures.image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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