Anemone Bicolor (White, Red) – Bulbs (set of 5)
Anemone bulbs often benefit from a pre-planting soak to get them ready to grow. Before you head out to the garden to plant soak your anemone bulbs for 2-4 hours or overnight in a small bowl of water. This will encourage them to sprout faster and get growing so they develop a good network of roots their first autumn in the garden.
- Find a location where the soil drains well. If there are still water puddles 5-6 hours after a hard rain, scout out another site. Or amend the soil with the addition of organic material to raise the level 2-3″ to improve the drainage. Peat moss, compost, ground bark, or decomposed manure all work well and are widely available. While anemones aren’t fussy about soil, they will perform best in soil that provides good drainage.
- Site your anemones where they will receive full to half-day sun.
- Soak your bulbs for a few hours in lukewarm water to give them a little wake-up call. While they are taking a dip you can prepare the soil, design your planting layout, run errands, or simply relax.
- After planting, water anemones well, gently soaking the soil and settling it around the bulbs. Roots will form in the autumn. In warm areas, some foliage may also develop in the fall. Buds and flowers are produced in the spring.