PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).
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|This spectacular, spring-flowering anemone is a Mediterranean species with dark-green leaves and bright, cup-shaped blooms in pink, purple or red, usually with a white eye. It is happiest in a sunny position in free-draining soil, either towards the front of a border, in containers or naturalised in grass.|
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|Seed should be used as fresh as possible, so sow immediately on receipt. Using a pot approx. 6 inches in diameter, gently press the seeds into the surface of (preferably) a mixture of 3 parts John Innes seed compost, 1 part shredded leaf mould and 1 part perlite, covering with 5mm of horticultural grit. Keep the pot in a cool, shady place, ensuring that it is kept moist at all times. Germination usually begins in early autumn. Seedlings will benefit from some protection during the winter, so in October move the pot into a greenhouse or cold frame, and cover with fleece in very cold weather. Prick out seedlings that have their first true leaves into small, individual pots, standing outside again in spring. (N.B. they will go dormant in late-April/early-May.) Grow on, moving to larger pots as necessary and plant out in August for for flowering the following spring. Seed can also be sown direct, thinly, into a well-prepared seed bed covering with 1cm of horticultural grit. Ensure that the ground is kept moist and protect with fleece, particularly during the winter. Thin to a few inches apart, retaining and growing on removed seedlings if desired.|