Anemone coronaria

("Poppy anemone / Spanish marigold")

Anemone coronaria

These anemones make wonderful cutflowers and will attract butterflies. Their vivid colors will brighten up any garden and will surely get noticed.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Late Spring - Early Summer

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?

In mild climates: Fall - In cold climates: Spring

What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Full sun

What Color Will the Flower Be?

Either red, white, blue, violet or (as it is very often sold) a mixture of all four

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

3 in / 8 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

3 in / 8 cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

10-16 in / 25-40 cm

Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?


Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?


How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

In borders, small flower beds and as cutflowers.

What Should I Do After Flowering?

If you live in a zone (7 or lower) where these Anemones are hardy, leave the corms in the ground. In borderline areas, mulch them well for insulation during Winter. In cooler zones treat them as an annual and plant new ones again next year since the corms are difficult to store successfully.

Other Popular Varieties

SINGLE FLOWERING: 'Bride' (white), 'Hollandia' (scarlet-red), 'Mr. Fokker' (blue), 'Sylphide' (violet) and 'The Caen' (mixed colours). DOUBLE FLOWERING: 'Admiral' (violet), 'Governor' (scarlet-red), 'Lord Lieutenant' (blue), 'Mount Everest' (white) and 'St. Brigid' (mixed colors).

About the Family

Anemone Family

The genus, Anemone, the name of which is derived from the Greek word for 'wind' (anemos), includes about 65 species. Numerous species bloom in the spring, but there are also some (e.g., the Japanese anemones) that flower in the fall.

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