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Name: Teresa
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TsFlowers
Nov 26, 2017 2:07 PM CST
I'm curious how long you've had your Anemone coronaria?

I went to several of the other Anemone coronaria cultivars in the database and none that I viewed showed hardiness zones, nor did I see any plant performance reports filed.

I think it was in 2014 I bought a blue double flower variety (can't remember the name - but not thinking it was 'Lord Lieutenant') and a red double flower, one listed in the database 'The Governor'.

I bought them at Lowe's and both were marked hardy to zone 5; very healthy blooming plants. I was excited! I thought what great little mini bouquets they would make. Well, obviously they are not hardy to zone 5 (or are really biennials and not perennials), because I don't remember having a hard winter that year and neither plant returned the following spring. Sad

They do photograph nicely, and yours is a beauty!

. . . it's always better to ask questions, than jump to conclusions.
AND . . . always hear both sides of the story before making a judgment.
Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Nov 26, 2017 3:42 PM CST
Hi Teresa,
Asa's anemones are also mine, so he asked me to pop in and answer for you.
I got them all last fall and they sat around in a box, languishing, for quite a while until I had a chance to throw them, and all their more bulby friends, into the ground.
I did soak them first, as the instructions directed, but honestly, everything about last fall's 'planting escapades' was rushed and haphazard because, well, life, ya know, can be derailing at times.

We are in northern Utah on the side of one of those rocky mountains, btw, so we do get proper winter here. We had a wicked winter, with tons of snow but no sustained deep-freeze.
Still, I was thrilled to see them sprout in the spring.
Most all of them bloomed in the spring as anticipated, including The Governor. And now, there are three that magically appeared this fall to bloom-- Hurray! and Shrug!
I'm confused, too, and will be curious to see if any will show up again in the spring. And, if any of the gazillion seeds may volunteer...

When I have more data to pronounce, I'll let you know Smiling

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evermorelawnless
Nov 26, 2017 3:46 PM CST
Thanks, Dirt!

Teresa, she's so much more knowledgeable than I. My job around here (with the gardens) is to chair the fan club and be the facilitator and enabler. And enjoy the art that she creates with her gardens.

I'm usually in awe.
Name: Teresa
Indiana (Zone 5b)
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TsFlowers
Nov 26, 2017 4:19 PM CST
Hilarious!
. . . it's always better to ask questions, than jump to conclusions.
AND . . . always hear both sides of the story before making a judgment.
Name: Teresa
Indiana (Zone 5b)
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TsFlowers
Nov 26, 2017 4:24 PM CST
Glad your came up and came back . . . and hopefully it will do so next year as well!!
. . . it's always better to ask questions, than jump to conclusions.
AND . . . always hear both sides of the story before making a judgment.

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