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Anemone coronaria De Caen Group

garden anemone De Caen Group

De Caen Group are tuberous perennials with finely-dissected, palmate leaves and red, blue-violet or white flowers which appear from March to April

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Blue Red White Green
Summer Green
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Ranunculaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Columnar upright
Potentially harmful
Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset, contact may irritate skin. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

Anemone are herbaceous perennials with fibrous, rhizomatous or tuberous rootstocks, palmately lobed leaves and saucer-shaped, usually 5-petalled flowers

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a light, sandy soil in full sun. May need protection from winter frosts. Must be kept dry during dormancy

Propagation

Propagate by seed, sowing them in containers in a cold frame when ripe or separate tubers in summer when dormant

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Rock garden
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Susceptible to leaf and bud eelworms and damage from slugs

Diseases

May be infected by powdery mildews

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