Species crown anemone native to the Mediterranean. There it blooms early and is considered the queen of the spring garden. We can achieve anemone flowering at the beginning of the season by sprouting the tubers at home and only by the onset of steady heat by planting a flower in a flowerbed. If from the very beginning the castellated anemone was cultivated in the soil, the first buds will appear not earlier than the middle of summer.
Anemone de Caen is different, perhaps the most beautiful flowers. It is difficult to grow it; for the winter, the tubers need to be dug up and kept at a positive temperature, but the bright beauty of the buds leaves no one indifferent.
Description of anemone cultivar de Caen
Crown anemone - grassy plants for open ground with beautiful flowers. They have tuberous rhizomes and are the most difficult to care for. This is due to the fact that the flowers do not overwinter in the open field, require special placement and constant care.
Among the varieties of the crown anemone, the variety variety de Caen stands out favorably. Anemone height of 20-25 cm decorated with simple poppy-like flowers with a diameter of 5-8 cm in various colors. Buds anemones de Caen can form the entire warm season, how long - depends only on your climatic conditions and careful care.
Sortaserie de caen
In the sale of anemone crown deaconosa Caen variety often comes in the form of a mix, that is, a mixture of varieties. It is necessary to buy planting material for anemone only in large garden centers, and packaged, with the manufacturer's marking, on which the implementation period must be put. To achieve germination of tubers anemones de Caen is not easy, they are expensive, you should not buy tubers from the hands. It is very rare to sell a mixture of some sort, rather than a mixture.
Important! Often, when marking, you can see the mark “Korm collection”, the following figures indicate the diameter of the roots of anemones, which should be in the package.
Anemone coronate florists use to compose bouquets, they can be grown in the greenhouse for a cut and engage in winter forcing. Planted in September or October, anemone bloom in March and April. If the tubers are placed on germination in the first half of spring, the buds will appear by the end of summer.
We offer you a brief description of several popular varieties of anemone de Caen with photos. They will demonstrate the catchy beauty of flowers.
A beautiful single white flower with a red ring in the middle is large, with a diameter of 6-8 cm. The bush of a crown anemone about 20 cm high with dissected sessile leaves is used for planting on flowerbeds. The Bicolor de Caen variety has established itself as the most resistant to low temperatures and can be grown in the south without digging, under a good shelter.
A low grade of crown anemones with shrubs about 20 cm in size, which with regular dressings can grow up to 30. More than ten peduncles can grow on each. The color of the buds is lilac, the hue depends on the lighting, the composition of the soil and dressings. The single flowers of the anemone sylph de caen with a diameter of 5-8 cm are decorated with purple stamens.
The variety showed itself well when grown in flower beds and forcing.
Anemone height - 15-30 cm. Single buds with a shape like a poppy with a diameter of 5-7 cm are painted in white pearl, with lettuce or yellow stamens. Anemones look unusually impressive and serve as an ornament of flower beds, containers and rabatok. Florists love this flower and use it with pleasure when arranging bouquets.
To plant an anemone of the crown-shaped Bride de Caen is necessary in the penumbra, since in the sun white delicate petals lose their decorativeness and quickly fade.
Bright red anemone with black stamens and a narrow snow-white stripe in the center. From afar or with incomplete bud disclosure, this anemone can be confused with poppy seeds. Bush height of 15-30 cm with dissected leaves resistant to diseases. Anemone Holland de Caen looks great in a flower bed, planted with a large array or when creating bouquets.
The color of this anemone is very unusual, it is purple. The color can be saturated or slightly blurry, depending on the light and the ground. A bush 30 cm high with sessile dissected leaves. An anemone is grown by Mr. Fokker de Caen in flowerbeds as a focal plant, in containers and in cut.
If an anemone is planted in the shade, the color will be bright, the petals will fade a little in the sun.
Growing Anemones de Caen
For most gardeners, planting and caring for tuberous anemones de Caen presents certain difficulties. This is partly due to the fact that anemones do not hibernate without digging. By purchasing tubers, we cannot be sure of their quality, and we ourselves make quite a few mistakes during germination. Moreover, in the cold regions of the anemone grown in open ground crown, especially if it bloomed for a long time, it does not always have time to give a good onion. Therefore, northerners often have to buy again and again the planting material of coronary anemone, even with proper care.
It is impossible to plant dry, shriveled tubers of crown anemones directly into the ground. First, they need to soak before swelling.Important! The most common mistake of flower lovers is that they completely submerge anemone bulbs in water. Tubers without oxygen access quickly "suffocate" and die, they cannot be germinated.
When growing anemone crown roots are soaked in one of the following ways:
- Submerge the tubers in half for 5-6 hours until complete swelling.
- Put moistened cloth on the bottom of the tank, place anemone onions on top. This will take more time, but will reduce the likelihood of decay.
- Cover the anemone roots with wet peat, sand or moss.
- Wrap the bulbs with a cloth moistened with water and wrap in cellophane.
After swelling of the tuber, it is possible to plant anemones not only in the soil, but also in pots for preliminary germination. So do if they want to get flowers before the end of summer. From the moment of swelling of an anemone tuber before the appearance of the first buds, it may take about 4 months.
A place for crown anemones should be well protected from the wind. In the northern regions, choose a sunny place, in the south - slightly shaded. Well-lit part of the day beds, located near large trees or shrubs with openwork crown. They will protect the flower from the wind and create a light shadow.
The soil for planting coronlate de Caen anemones should be moderately fertile, friable, alkaline. If necessary, add humus to it and deoxidize with dolomite flour, ash or lime. Where moisture stagnates, it is better not to plant the anemone. In extreme cases, arrange drainage.
Flowers should be planted to a depth of 5 cm, with a distance of at least 15-20 cm from each other. Tubers quickly allow diverging horizontally fragile roots, which do not like competition.
Planting in the fall of the crown anemone is possible only in greenhouses or containers.
Care during the growing season
Watering anemone hot, dry summer is a little daily. Roots master only the upper, quick-drying layer of soil and cannot extract moisture from the lower layers of the soil. For the same reason, the anemone can only be weaved by hand, and loosening is generally excluded.
Growing crown anemone, especially hybrids such as the cultivar de Caen, requires regular fertilizing. Flowers, replacing each other, appear for a long time, they need food. At the beginning of the growing season, organic supplements with a high content of nitrogen are carried out, while laying the buds and opening them the emphasis is on the mineral complex. Remember that anemones absolutely do not tolerate fresh manure.Tip! Immediately after planting, grind the anemone with dry humus - this is how you reduce watering and weeding, besides, the rotted mullein will serve as an excellent fertilizer in the early stages of growth.
Digging and storage
When the anemone blooms is over and the above-ground part dries out, scoop out the tubers, wash, cut off the remains of the leaves and soak for 30 minutes in a solution of foundationol or another fungicide. Lay them out to dry in a thin layer and store at about 20 degrees until October. Then hide the anemone tubers in canvas or paper bags, wet sand, moss or peat and hold at 5-6 degrees until next season.
Crown anemone propagated by daughter onion. Of course, you can collect and sow seeds. But the sooter de Caen is artificially grown, in nature such anemones are not found. After sowing, with which you will suffer because of poor germination (about 25% at best), in about 3 years unremarkable flowers of the anemone will open, not repeating maternal signs.
Of course, with the crown anemones will have to tinker. But de Caen anemone is so spectacular that your efforts will not matter when bright poppy-like beautiful flowers unfold.