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Herbaceous Perennial

Anemone coronaria De Caen Group blue-flowered

garden anemone De Caen Group blue-flowered

A small tuberous perennial with mid-green leaves cut deeply into fine lobes. Has large, striking blue flowers with black centres that gradually open up to a saucer-like shape from March to April after which it will die back until late autumn.

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
Neutral, Alkaline, Acid
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Blue Green
Summer Green
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Ranunculaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
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

As a Mediterranean plant, it will grow well in a light, sandy soil, preferably in full sun, making sure it is kept dry while dormant in summer. May need protection from winter frost.

Propagation

Propagate by seed or by division when dormant in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to leaf and bud eelworm, and damage from slugs

Diseases

May be susceptible to Powdery mildews

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