May 3, 2011

Plant Of The Week- Anemone

There are many different species of anemones so knowing as much as you can about anemone flower care is crucial if you want them to survive and thrive. The plant is a perennial that can be found in three different varieties. These are the spring flowering type, the tuberous Mediterranean, and the larger fall flowering type.

Although these are all different types of plants, there are some commonalities in anemone flower care. In general, anemones should be planted in the fall. The tuberous types should be separated in the spring as should those with rhizomatous roots. The anemones with fibrous roots can be separated in spring or fall, but should be kept in the pot for a year to ensure that it is well established before transplanting them to your garden.

It is important to water your anemones regularly. They need to be planted in well-drained soil that is moderately fertile. They need either full sun or sparse shade. Soak the flowers overnight before planting them and plant them 3-4 inches deep and 4-6 inches apart. In the fall you can cut them back to the ground and they will grow again in the spring. You should also divide the clumps every 2-3 years.

The anemones produce pretty flowers in varying colors, including purple, red, blue, white, and sometimes yellow. These flowers are cup-shaped and grow on elongated stems. The anemone is used medicinally to treat emotional distress and menstrual cramps and other related menstrual problems.

Anemones are a common plant that grows wild throughout North America, Japan, and many countries in Europe. The most common anemone is the Japanese anemone, which is due to the fact that they are not only beautiful, but relatively easy to care for. These anemones do well in many soil types, from sandy to clay-rich, and they can easily do well without a lot of supplementary irrigation. You can grow these plants in partly shaded areas.

The Japanese anemone is not really from Japan, but was developed by botanists in England, France, and Germany. They used Chinese species from which to develop the Japanese anemone and these plants are completely manmade. However, they are seen in abundance in many gardens and most varieties that exist are more than 100 years old.

Anemones are exceptionally beautiful flowering plants that serve to enhance the look and feel of any garden. So if you are looking for a new addition or to experiment with something new just for the fun of it, then you can take on anemone flower care in your garden and see the fruits of your labor grow into exceptional brilliance. 

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