Family: Ranunculaceae
Botanical name: Anemone coronaria

Origin: Southern Europe (around the Mediterranean Sea)

Flower color: blue, red, white, pink

Flowering period: May-August

Average plant height: 12 – 16 inches

Planting depth to base of bulbs: 2 inches

Spacing between bulbs: 4 inches

Type of bulb: tuber

Light requirements: sun or light shade in a sheltered spot (afternoon sun)

Landscape uses: border, beds, pots

Before planting, soak the tubers for a couple of hours. They will grow in any type of well-drained soil. Anemone coronaria is sold in mixed colors. Even the small tubers (around 1 inch) will flower!

The Anemone coronaria De Caen varieties (single flowered) are also called “Florist” or “Poppy-flowered” anemones. The Anemone coronaria ‘St Brigid’ varieties are double flowered.

Principal varieties

Anemone De Caen

  • ‘Hollandia’ – red 
  • ‘Mr. Fokker’ – blue 
  • ‘Sylphide’ – purple 
  • ‘Bride’ – white

Anemone St. Brigid

  • ‘Governor’ – red 
  • ‘Admiral’ – purple 
  • ‘Lord Lieutenant’ – blue 
  • ‘Mount Everest’ – white