Anemone De Caen Mr. Fokker - 8+ cm - 100 Bulbs
Anemone De Caen Mr. Fokker, a Poppy Anemone, produces lots of beautiful blue blooms. All anemones are great for rock gardens, mass plantings and naturalizing. They are perfect for cut flowers, too! They can be cut as soon as petals have started to separate, before they are fully open.
This variety was apparently named to honor Anton Herman Gerard Fokker (6 April 1890 – 23 December 1939), the Dutch aviation pioneer and manufacturer. The Fokker Trimotor, a passenger airplane, was one his most notable developments.
Name(s): Anemone coronaria 'De Caen', Wind Flower, Poppy Anemone.
Flower Color: Blue.
Bloom Time: Late winter to early spring.
Height/Spread: 12 inches x 5 inches.
Climate Zones: 7, 8, 9, 10.
Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade.
Soil Condition: Organic, moist, pH 5.6 to 6.0.
Planting Depth/Spacing: 5 inches x 3 inches.
Features: Colorful flowers.
Uses: Rock gardens, mass plantings, mixed borders, cutting gardens, container gardens.
Comments: Anemone coronaria prefers full sun in USDA climate zones 7 - 8 with mulch, as they are liable to be injured by temperatures lower than 28F. They do well in full sun to light shade in zones 9 - 10 without mulch. Average garden soil is fine. Somewhat drought tolerant, but require moist soil in spring and fall.
Soak bulbs overnight before planting.
Anemone coronaria are heirloom bulbs and have been popular with gardeners since 1870.
Good companion plants include the following: Alyssum, Arabis, Aster, Crocosmia, Dryopteris, Coreopsis, Digitalis, Hemerocallis, Hosta, Iris, Kniphofia, Sedum, Stokesia, Zantedeschia.
Shipping begins in September.