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Anemone de Caen

wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

Hi there, I planted 10 anemone de caen seeds directly into the ground a few months ago, in various areas of the flower beds in the garden. I was afraid I had planted them too close to various other plants - a big oriental poppy, a peony, and a rose. Here below are also some armeria dianthus in front, hesperantha coccinea bulbs and aliums aswell. There was also a dahlia tuber from last year coming up, I moved that yesterday!


and here is the one under the Bonica rose.


Anyway I noticed one had flowered yesterday:image

My questions are

1) are these perennial? I would like to have them every year in the garden! In the same vein do they multiply like some other bulbs?; 2)do you think I should move them or have they got enough room? 3)the flower came up as if by itself, not even attached to the leaves around it - is this how they always grow? 4)is it only one flower per seed or do you think I'll get more? 5)I read on the Sarah Raven website info that the shades that are bought from supermarkets etc are not going be to the true colours of the varieties but grayish tones. Is this true? Mine were from Wilko, but I am still impressed with the colour. It looks like Mr Fokker.

Thanks in advance for any answers you can give regarding this beautiful flower.

Last edited: 27 May 2017 23:27:11


  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087


     They are perennial and will clump form. You can divide them in Autumn for propagation. They produce  more than one flower. As your Anemone are young plants they will need time to produce flowers. They need well drained soil and are better in part shade. Anemone bulbs  should be true to colour and Wilko  brand are normally quite good. 

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    My anemones are now in their fourth year.  They have finished flowering for this year but I'm sure they will flower again next year. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,034

    Wakeshine - you can buy Anemone de Caen from any good bulb supplier online -  Peter Nyssen etc. There are lots of different varieties and they're very inexpensive, so you can  easily add to the ones you already have later in the year when they become available   image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    Thank you all! Fairygirl, that's good to know - looking forward to adding!

  • IamweedyIamweedy Posts: 1,364

    A lovely flower but I have never ever managed to keep these in my garden. They grow then disappear. We have loose sandy soil with a PH of about 6.

    Does anyone know what might be going wrong?

    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

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