Anemone De Caen Sylphide - 8+ cm - 100 Bulbs

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Anemone De Caen Sylphide, a Poppy Anemone, produces loads of spring blooms. Lovely violet blooms 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 one was named for the early romantic ballet, 'La Sylphide', one of the first solely about the moods evoked and the beauty of dance. Sylphs are mythological air spirits, and the opera featured dancers performing gracefully en pointe. Plant lovers who collect around musical themes will definitely want this one in their gardens. 

Name(s): Anemone coronaria 'De Caen', Wind Flower, Poppy Anemone.

Flower Color: Violet.

Bloom Time: Late winter to early spring.

Foliage: Herbaceous.

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. 

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