Anemone Blanda Mixture Bulb
Delivery: From end August
Lovely mixture of daisy type flowers, these delightful Anemones are perfect for the woodland garden, perfect under trees and shrubs or planted in a mixed border where they will carpet the floor. Please note the image used is a representative only; we can’t guarantee the varieties will be in the mixture.
Heirloom Anemone classified1898
|Colour||Blue, Pink, White|
|Delivery||From end August|
|Garden Position||Sun, Partial shade|
|Height (Mature plant)||15 cm|
|Month of Blooming||March (Early), March (Late), April (Early), April (Late)|
|Planting Time||Autumn, Winter|
|Planting density (per m2)||75-100|
|Size||7 - 8cm|
|Special Features||Naturalising, RHS Award of Garden Merit, Heirloom|
|Suitable for Pots||Yes|
|Type of Soil||Humus Rich, Well Drained|
Anemone Blanda bulbs are actually corms. They are a solid mass of starchy food for the spring flowers. It is very hard to see the eyes from which the flowers will grow so planting them in any direction will be fine.
They are brilliant naturalising flowers if they are in the right position. Usually an open and sunny spot.
These ‘Windflowers’ have vibrant blue white and purple hues. Delicate blooms come together to transform your garden into a haven of beauty. These bulbs are nature's way of adding a touch of elegance to your outdoor space effortlessly.
Planting Anemone Blanda bulbs:
Planting these bulbs is a breeze, making it an ideal choice for both seasoned gardeners and beginners. Follow these simple steps to ensure a spectacular display:
- Selecting the Right Spot: Choose a location with well-draining soil and full sunlight. Anemone Blanda bulbs thrive in areas where they receive dappled sunlight or morning sunlight.
- Planting Depth: Dig a hole that is about 5cms deep. Place the bulb in the hole. Space the bulbs about 5-10cm apart to allow for optimal growth and a stunning carpet of blooms.
- Watering: Once planted, water the bulbs thoroughly to help them settle in. Water sparingly thereafter, as overwatering can lead to bulb rot.
- Blooming Period: Anemone Blanda bulbs typically bloom in early spring, creating a visual spectacle of colors. Their daisy-like flowers, ranging from shades of blue, pink, and white, will blanket your garden with charm.
Caring for your anemone bulbs
- Watering: While these bulbs appreciate well-draining soil, they also require consistent moisture during their growing season. Water when the soil is dry to the touch, but avoid waterlogged conditions.
- Fertilization: Apply a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer in the spring when the shoots emerge. This will provide the necessary nutrients for robust growth and vibrant blooms.
- Mulching: A layer of mulch can help conserve soil moisture and suppress weeds. However, keep the mulch away from the base of the plants to prevent rot.
- After Blooming: After the blooming season, allow the foliage to die back naturally. This process allows the bulbs to store energy for the next growing season.
- Dividing Bulbs: Every few years, consider dividing the bulbs to prevent overcrowding. Lift the bulbs when they are dormant, divide the clumps, and replant them in the desired location.
Do you soak Anemone corms?
You can do. These little bulbs will transform from super hard little black nuggets to large plump brown corms in under 24 hours.
It helps the corm establish roots quicker, however the moisture from the soil will eventually penetrate the tough skin and they will plump up within a few days.
What can I plant with anemone blanda?
Due to their low growing nature, they make perfect partners for taller spring bulbs. Use them for lasagne planting or underplanting daffodils.
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