Anemone bulbs are sold for planting in the spring season as well as the fall planting season. Spring-planted anemone bulbs are best for planting in cooler climates, such as hardiness zones 4-7. Popular spring-planted anemone varieties Anemone De Caen and St. Brigid Mix Anemone bloom in a multitude of colors. Red anemones, pink anemones, white anemones, and blue anemones are commonly found the mixed packs of anemone bulbs. Anemone blanda which is commonly known as Grecian Windflower is a cold hardy type of anemone that blooms with white, pink, and blue flowers. Anemone are some of the most popular cut flowers for late spring and early summer!
Plant anemone bulbs in a full to part sun location. The soil should be well-drained, as anemone don't tolerate wet soil that holds water. Anemone can be planted in pots or directly in the ground. Anemone grow 6-8" therefore it is advised to plant them in the front of the planting bed if being grown directly in the ground.
Soak the anemone corms (bulbs) for 3-4 hours prior to planting. When the daytime temperatures are in the 50's-60's is the best time for anemone bulbs to sprout. Plant the bulbs 1-2" below the soil. Water the soil after the initial planting. Additional water is not needed until the sprouts appear, then water to keep the soil evenly moist as needed. Anemone bulbs can be tricky to detect which side is up, therefore, the bulbs can be placed on their side and will reach for the sun and turn themselves around as they grow.