Anemone Bulbs Information

Anemone

Anemones are very small bulbs which produce daisy-like flowers. Most anemones are planted in the fall for spring blooms; however, a few varieties can also be planted in the spring for an early summer bloom. These bulbs create great groundcovers and borders in full and partial sun areas.

Plant Information

  • Planting Time: Fall
  • Bloom Time: Late Spring
  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Suitable Zone: 5-9
  • Light Needs: Partial - Full Sun

Planting Anemones

  1. Soak anemone bulbs for at least 4 hours (or overnight) prior to planting to encourage quicker and more vigorous growth.
  2. Choose a planting location that has well drained soil and receives full to at least a half day's sun.
  3. Anemone bulbs should be planted at a spacing of 2-4".
  4. Bury the bulbs approximately 1-2" deep in the soil.
  5. Anemone bulbs do not really have a "pointy" or "flat" side and therefore, it is not necessary to be concerned with which side is planted up.
  6. Thoroughly soak the area with water once all the bulbs have been planted. Roots will form in fall and then the bulb will sprout and bloom in spring. Water as needed while the plant is growing and blooming. Do not water during dormant season.
  7. When in bloom, these flowers can be cut and used in fresh flower bouquets. This is not harmful to the plant at all!
  8. Once the flowers begin to fade, allow the foliage to yellow and die back. The leaves will continue to gather sunlight and make food for next year's blooms.
  9. Once the foliage has yellowed and dried, the foliage may be removed by gently pulling it out of the soil. If the leaves do not easily pull away from the bulb, they are not ready to be removed. After the foliage has been removed, your anemones will be dormant and ready to "rest" until next year!