Anemone Bordeaux is a superb anemone with stunning flowers of velvety crimson and a steely blue centre. Anemone Bordeaux are very good for using as cut flowers but they are also a great garden flower. Soak corms in water overnight before planting to aid germination. The flowers of anemones can be up-to 7.5cms across and are very vibrant.
Anemone’s prefer to be grown in the sunnier areas of the garden for best performance. They like to be grown in fertile soils, which can be achieved by adding well rotted humus matter to the soil when cultivating. Alternatively food such as bone meal or rotted compost can be added to the area after planting. Cultivate the soil to a depth of 15-20cms and plant the soaked corms as per the instructions below. Keep soils moist in the first year to encourage good root development.
Ideal for growing in containers and anemones are very popular for using as cut-flower. Anemones work really well when planted with other anemones or with low growing shrubs.
Soak the bulbs for 8-12hrs (overnight) in warm water before planting, keep well watered in their first growing year to help them develop strong roots. Using bulb starter when first planting will help them to establish for future years flowering.
Keep well fed during the growing season and if possible mulch borders with well rotted manure or compost over the winter.
Flowering Height: 10-14″ (25-30cm)
Flowering Period: May-June
Soil type: All free draining fertile soils. They like humus rich soils
Aspect: Sunnier areas of the garden. They will grow in semi shade but prefer to be grown in full sun.
Scented: No significant scent.
Planting Depth: 8cms
Planting Distance: 5cms apart.
Full growing instructions provided also see See Tim’s Tips/anemones on you tube for in depth planting instructions