Gardening

Greek anemone: superb flowers


The Greek anemone is an original and very decorative bulb flower.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Anemone blanda
Family : Ranunculaceae
Type : Tuberous perennial

Height
: 5 to 30 cm
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade
Ground : Ordinary, well drained

Flowering : March to May or September / October

Plantation of the Greek anemone

The anemone crashes in spring or fall (preferably in the fall) and always in a well-drained soil, even sandy, to avoid the excess humidity that would rot the bulbs.

  • Bulb, plant about 5 cm deep
  • Respect a spacing of about 10 cm between each bulb
  • By planting several feet in the same place you will give a very aesthetic upholstery effect
  • If you have a terrace or a balcony, it will also work well as a container or planter.

Multiplication of anemones:

It is very simple and even recommended to multiply your anemones every 2 to 3 years in order to regenerate the foot and thus restore vigor to the old bulbs.

  • Multiplication by division of the clump in spring or late summer
  • Find our advice perennial division

Caring for Greek anemones

Although no pruning is necessary, you can remove faded flowers as you go to stimulate the appearance of new flowers.

Once all the foliage has faded and especially not before, we can cut back as short as possible before winter and protect the base with a good mulch of dried leaves.

It adorns borders and rockeries but also flower beds and bouquets in spring or summer.

Good to know about the anemones of Greece

The anemone has several flowering periods, from spring to fall, but the Greek anemone blooms from spring to summer.

Among the anemones to bloom in spring we find theanemone blanda or Greek anemone, theApennina anemone or the Coronaria anemone, well known asCaen anemone or florists' anemone.

Among the anemones that bloom in summer or fall, we find the famous japanese anemone, theanemone Bupehensis or even theanemone rivularis which is one of the first to bloom in summer.

They are perfect for borders, but also for undergrowth or for lining a surface.

Its flowers are usually blue or white but can be red or purple in some species. They appear in spring, around April-May.

Tip about the Greek anemone

Take care if you have children, as this plant is poisonous.


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