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Anemone Nemorosa

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I would really like to have swathes of wood anemone growing under my trees and over the years in Autumn I’ve bought the small skinny rhizomes which I planted on arrival but they’ve never come to much, just odd ones have come up and not spread so I’ve purchased some in the green! I didn’t realise they were available in the green, well they arrived (100) and I’ve planted them, they’re not very leafy but they look alive so we will see what happens.

Apparently the rhizomes should quickly spread through leaf litter just below the surface. A small piece of rhizome should rapidly make a new plant and can be taken from the parent plant, put in compost or leaf mould and they quickly grow so I will try this when my next 100 arrive :-)

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100! And I got so excited a few years ago when I bought one blue one... Yours sound like the finishing touch for your woodland, it will be wonderful!

28 Jan, 2018

 

it is a wonderful plant. I have found they need to be shallowly planted to be successful. Too often they get dried out but still sold as suitable.

28 Jan, 2018

 

It WILL be wonderful Dawn....shall look forward to seeing how they progress..

28 Jan, 2018

 

Good for you planting 100! I hope you enjoyed a restful cuppa afterwards . . . and that they will all flower for you to reward your hard work. They're going to look gorgeous.

29 Jan, 2018

 

Well I hope you post images of those plants when they do bloom, DA. Your woodland will be your touch to posterity!!!

29 Jan, 2018

 

Also dead easy from seed as long as you sow it green. As soon as the seed will come off the plant, before it has turned to brown, take it and sow straight away. No heat, just lightly covered and left to the elements.

29 Jan, 2018

 

That looks like a long and toring job! I bet it will all be worth it though. I love A. Nemorosa.

29 Jan, 2018

 

Thanks everyone. Stera i seem to remember when I planted my blue Anemone blanda they were small black corms.
Seaburn, thanks for the info on shallow planting. I wonder if the ones I've planted in the past in autumn had dried out.
Karen, I also planted some A nemorosa Robinsoniana after your recommendation, they came potted.
Owdboggy, thanks for the info, excellent, I will be doing that, that's why I enjoy this site so much, I'm surrounded by knowledgeable gardeners.

30 Jan, 2018

 

They will look very pretty, hope you have every success with them.

30 Jan, 2018

 

Love those Robinsonianas Dawn...they are special!

30 Jan, 2018

 

Thanks Wildrose.
I'm looking forward to them appearing Karen :-)

30 Jan, 2018

 

Oh my goodness your poor back Dawn !!!, certainly didn't envy you that job but hope they flourish for you, your wood is going to look fabulous, looking forward to seeing the photo's in the future....Nearly forgot to say that I didn't realise they could be obtained in the green either, so thanks for that....

30 Jan, 2018

 

Hello Sue, being in the green hopefully they'll do ok. These rhizomes are tiny, it wasn't that big a job and I threw 6 in each hole, didn't take long :-)

30 Jan, 2018

 

Everything else seems to do well for you Dawn, I like to plant in groups, don't get fed up halfway through, lol, lets face it, you do have plenty of room for them to spread and do their own thing....

30 Jan, 2018

 

we are on damp clay, so at times, plants take a while to get going and rarely spread ridiculously, the woodland floor should be suitable for the anemone now, fingers crossed and these are fresh. .... I've got another 100 coming tomorrow. ;-)

30 Jan, 2018

 

if you bought them in the autumn they were probably already dried out so that will be why they failed. The ones in the green will do much better.

30 Jan, 2018

 

Thanks Seaburn, that's reassuring. I remember thinking they were like bits of dead wood. We live and learn :-)

31 Jan, 2018

 

I love these little flowers. They grow in the hedgerows around here. I had them in the garden too last year.
I hope your rhizomes do well :)

4 Feb, 2018

 

Thanks Hywel, I'm hoping they grow ok

5 Feb, 2018

 

Yes Dawn the nemorosa were small black corms. I had no idea that the blanda were like that! I found a big patch of A blanda up on a bare hillside near here last year. I wondered if it had perhaps been wooded at one time though all the surrounding hills were bare too.

5 Feb, 2018

 

Strange how the flowers are very similar yet one has a corn and the other a rhizome, my A blanda have spread great under the shrubs and have travelled quite a distance. They must have looked great on the hillside no matter how they arrived there.

6 Feb, 2018

 

They did,but it was such a surprise! I do love to see them carpeting a woodland - I hope yours settle well.

6 Feb, 2018

 

Good luck with these, you must put on a photo for us to see the results all your hard work Dawn...

24 Feb, 2018

 

Thanks ladies. I do hope they succeed this time.
I’ve planted Anemone ranunculoides too, the yellow one :)

27 Feb, 2018

 

I used to have thisone but I think the molluscs got it. must look out for signs of it later on.
My garden looks tidy this morning due to the 2" blanket of snow today :o)
hope you all keep warm and safe.

27 Feb, 2018

 

Just realised I made a mistake as both my nemorosa and blanda are blue ones. And it was nemorosa I found on the hillside. Old age strikes again...what a wally.

27 Feb, 2018

 

Stera, there are so many varieties. I like them all.
Seab, I hope yours appear, no sign of mine yet, A blanda have appeared first. Any more snow? Isn’t it bitterly cold!

28 Feb, 2018

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