Anemone Bulbs – De Caen Midnight Mix
The large, poppy-like flowers of this De Caen Midnight Mix bloom in a mix of vibrant colors on low-growing plants with textured foliage. If you’re looking to create a carpet of showy color, you can’t go wrong with this mixture of deep purple, lavender and white flowers. Ideal for cut flowers, these will last up to 10 days in a vase. They’re dazzling!
Name:Anemone Bulbs (De Caen) – Midnight Mix
Botanical Name:Anemone coronaria
Bulb/Tuber/Root Size:5+ cm Circumference
Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
Plant Type:De Caen
Features:Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Ground Cover
Blooms:Late Spring, Early Summer
Plant Height:10-12 inches
Plant Spacing:6 inches
Planting Depth:2-3 inches Deep
Hardiness Zones:6, 7, 8, 9, 10
How to Plant De Caen Midnight Mix Anemone Bulbs
When to Plant Anemone Bulbs
These anemones should be planted in the Fall and can be stored for up to 3 years if kept in a cool, dark place.
Where to Plant Anemone Bulbs
Plant anemone bulbs in well-draining soil. Fall planted anemones do best in partial shade.
How to Plant Anemone Bulbs
Before planting, soak your bulbs for a few hours in lukewarm water. Dig holes that allow you to plant the anemones 1-2 inch deep, and 1-2 inch apart. Don’t worry about which side of the bulb needs to point toward the surface as regardless of how the bulbs are positioned they will still grow. If planting indoors, it is important to make sure there are adequate drainage holes in your containers; anemones bulbs will rot if they sit in waterlogged soil.
How to Care for Anemones
After planting, gently soak the soil. Roots will form in the autumn and in warmer zones, some foliage may also develop in the fall. Buds and flowers are produced in the spring.
Leave the foliage in place once blooming has ended for the season, be sure not to cut it off. The leaves will continue to gather sunlight and strengthen the bulbs for future seasons.
Leaves will yellow and die back as the plant goes dormant. Foliage may be removed at this point.