How to Grow and Take care of Anemone


You, everybody. What's up? Today we're going to be talking about how to grow anemone. Now, there are a lot of different types of anemone. There's anemone blanda, I believe, a Japanese anemone that blooms in the fall. 

But for this video, we're going to be talking specifically about anemone coronaria. Anemone coronaria blooms in very early spring, almost kind of winter, depending on where you live, really. Now, I know I've seen at least. 

Probably 20 videos on YouTube about people. Planting anemones, and there's never a follow up video because I can only assume that things did not work out well, because these can be kind of tricky unless you know when to plant them. 

And all that good stuff. So with all that frustration aside, let's get started. You'll sometimes hear anemones called windflower, and the different types are hardy in different zones. For example, the anemone blandas hardy in zones four through nine. 

But for coronaria, you have to be a little bit warmer in zones seven through ten if you want them to overwinter. Now, even if you live a little bit outside of that hardiness zone, there are still some ways to get some really beautiful flowers. 

For example, I live in zone six, b or seven, depending on the year, really, and I have to take some. Extra precautions to make sure that my. Plants are strong and that they survive, have nice blooms in the springtime. 

For me personally, the best time to plant these is in the fall rather than the spring when you start seeing these bulbs show up. The thing to remember with these is. That they actually like cool weather. 

So if you're like me and you live in a climate that has a very short spring and it gets really hot, you're pretty much setting yourself up for failure here. However, if you live somewhere that's really mild throughout the summer or has mild winter or has a long spring, you might be okay planting these in the springtime and still get them to bloom. 

It really just depends on your garden and where you live. With all that being said, these plants are pretty frost tolerant, usually down to about 26 for a little bit of time. Won't hurt them at all. Where I live. 

I plant them in an unheated hoop house or a low tunnel type deal. And when it gets very cold under, I would say about 20. I also add a frost blanket on top of my plants to protect them. Much like Vernonculus, enemies also grow from corms, but they definitely look a lot different. 

They kind of remind me of little rocks. They're very hard and shriveled up looking and you really kind of need to wake them up before you plant them. What I do to wake them up is I just soak them overnight in water. 

I've heard different things from different places. You have the option to aerate the water you can use just like a fish tank bubbler like you would use to make compost tea. But I've done it both ways without any kind of aeration and it worked out just fine. 

I know a lot of people do a fungicide treatment somehow also, but I don't really do it and I've never really had a problem to get these corn started after I've let them. Soak overnight I take them out and I just plant them out into like a baking dish or shallow tray and I'm going to let them sprout in the tray and then transplant them into my beds or wherever I'm going to grow them. 

Ideally you want the temperatures to be on 40 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the night and around 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. For me, this happens usually around the first week of October in the fall. 

In those conditions I usually start to see new growth within about a week to ten days, something like that. The thing you remember about Anemone corps is that they are very susceptible to rot. While these things do need to be kept moist, you need to be careful not to over water them because they will turn into a rotten gooey mess. 

Trust me, I've learned from experience this happened. It's gross. I'll openly admit that I wasn't too thrilled about growing anemone flowers for the first time. I mean, any pictures that I've ever seen on the internet looked kind of dull and boring and being totally honest, I'm just not a fan of the single flowers. 

I like flowers with a little more pizzazz, I'm not going to lie. But once I finally was successful with these, I was not disappointed. The colors are so. So rich and vibrant and amazing as well as the texture. 

And not only that, these are the first flowers to bloom for me in the season. Last year they started blooming in December. We had a really warm winter and they bloomed from December all the way until about the end of April. 

Usually they'll go a bit longer, but like I said, things warmed up really fast. And again, my experience is growing them in a polyton, an unheated hoop house. So it's going to be a little bit different depending on where you live. 

This past year I also planted some corns directly out into my garden unprotected to see if they would overwinter. They did overwinter, but my only hesitation is that our winter was a lot milder than it usually is. 

So I'm not sure how they would have done if we were having a harsh winter. Not only that, you kind of get a better quality bloom when you put them in the polytunnel because the stems will get longer and the blooms will be protected from the rain and everything. 

When they're out in the yard, they kind of get weathered very fast, but they're still beautiful. The plants are somewhat cut and come again. They will keep producing for you until the weather heats up or the plants are just exhausted. 

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