They like a sunny location (think of sunny southern France!), with well drained soil. They are among the tallest of the anemones. This makes them excellent for cut flowers. Because of their spectacular flame red colour they stand out anywhere you plant them. In addition to all this, they also naturalize (i.e. come back year after year and gradually multiply) very easily.
Flame Anemones are rather difficult to find. Very few nurseries or gardening catalogues carry them. I suggest that you try McClure & Zimmerman, or Fraser's Thimble Farms. They are well worth a little searching for.
|Flowering time:||mid spring|
|Plant height:||10 - 12" (25 - 30 cm) high|
|Minimum planting depth:||5" (12 cm)|
|Hardiness zones:||suitable for zones 8 - 9 |
Also suitable for zones 5 - 7 if bed is covered with deep mulch in fall.
|Shape/form:||8 oval petals, with a cluster of black stamens|
|Alternate names:|| Scarlet Windflower
Latin name: Anemone x fulgens
|Notes:||good for borders, cut flowers, and rock gardens|
require full sun, with well drained soil
|Example varieties:||Anemone x fulgens (scarlet red single petals with centre of black stamens), |
Anemone x fulgens Multipetala (semi-double scarlet flowers with centre of black stamens)
|Anemone x fulgens|
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