Annuals forum: growing poppy anemones (anemone coronaria) in zone 6

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PA (Zone 6a)
pinkruffles
Feb 5, 2017 2:19 PM CST
I would really like some advice on what to do with some anemone bulbs I have. They were part of a Christmas gift package. I know that tulips and daffodils need a cold period in order to bloom. Do these also need a cold period? When am I supposed to plant this variety of bulb?? Do people in zone 6 usually plant these bulbs in the fall, or would that ruin the bulbs since this flower is only hardy in zone 7 or higher? Or what if I want to put them in pots? I'm confused about when and how to plant these, and would greatly appreciate some help. THANKS!
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gardenglassgems
Feb 7, 2017 5:22 AM CST
I am sorry but I do not have the answer for you, but you may want to post this question in the "Ask a question" forum. You would probably get more responses.
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Feb 21, 2017 3:32 PM CST
According to Brent & Beckys Bulbs website, they should be planted as early as possible in the Spring in zone 6.
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Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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UrbanWild
Feb 23, 2017 6:59 AM CST
I just planted a mess of them last fall. As I understand it, fall planting has them in flower during their normal early spring (any time now) period. Anemone planted in spring will flower by early summer. If they make it through winter, they reset to flowering in their traditional early spring period.

BTW, mine are popping up everywhere. Some just breaking through the soil but those next to the brick wall on the north side of the house are about 10-12 inches high. That side gets no direct sun but I am guessing the warmer basement heats the soil a little???
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PA (Zone 6a)
pinkruffles
Feb 24, 2017 12:22 PM CST
Urban Wild, when you planted them in the fall, did you protect those bulbs with a heavy mulch? Because I thought I read somewhere that that would be absolutely necessary if you were colder than zone 7.
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Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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UrbanWild
Feb 24, 2017 6:28 PM CST
No...just covered over them. In fact, I didn't have mulch and even dumping leaves on all the beds would have been too much effort and too many leaves...not to mention they move with wind. I may have recently found a source of well-composted horse manure. They don't deliver so when I find a truck...I will probably go late in season. Anyway, everything seems to be doing well. But that was my gamble and I might not recommend that route.
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