Anemone Bulbs

Creating carpets of colour in the spring, planting Anemones will soon fill out borders, woodland areas or planted pots. Their bold and bright colours, appearing early spring, give you the first glimpse of more flowers to come. Popular all around with landscapers, councils and gardeners.

 

Like everything we supply here at Boston Seeds, we pride ourselves on supplying professional quality - and for flower bulbs, that means BIG! Our bigger bulbs produce bigger, better and bolder flowers. Choose from our exciting range of varieties - de caen mixed anemone bulbs, old favourites, garden classics as well as striking new lines for 2022.

Anemone bulbs are available to pre-order now to be delivered from September in time for autumn planting. For spring planting, view our wildflower bulbs in the green.

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Delivery from September

BS Wood Anemone Rhizomes (Anemone nemorosa)

Star-like, white flowers of the wood anemone can be seen carpeting the woodland floor before the trees burst into leaf. The flowers are often streaked with pink or purple, especially on the outside, and are carried on a reddish stem.

  • Flowers: April-May
  • These wood anemone rhizomes are UK native
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Blanda Blue Anemone Bulbs

With blue daisy-like flowers with bright yellow centers, the Blanda blue is a low-growing, spreading perennial with dark green leaves.

  • Height (cm): 15cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 5/6cm
  • Blooms: March/April
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Blanda Charmer Anemone Bulbs
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Blanda Charmer Anemone Bulbs

Bright purple/ pink flowers with a yellow-orange centre. These low growing lightly scented flowers are popular with bees and butterflies and are suitable for growing in pots, borders and beds.

  • Height (cm): 15cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 5+cm
  • Blooms: March/June
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Blanda White Splendour Anemone Bulbs

This white blooming anemone is a stunning early flowering spring bulb. Coming up early in the spring this will add good ground cover to beds or ideal in containers for a planting scheme.

  • Height (cm): 15cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 5/6cm
  • Blooms: March/April
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Coronaria Hollandia Anemone Bulbs
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Coronaria Hollandia Anemone Bulbs

Appearing from May onwards these lovely vivid red flowers with creamy white centres are perfect for lining beds and borders. Planting with other spring-flowering bulbs will ensure a long-lasting display.

  • Height (cm): 25cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 7/8cm
  • Blooms: May/June
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Coronaria Mr. Fokker Anemone Bulbs
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Coronaria Mr. Fokker Anemone Bulbs

A favourite with landscapers and gardeners, these wonderful purple/ blue flowers add drama and colour to borders. Plant amongst alliums and tulips for a real pop of colour and heights.

  • Height (cm): 25cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 7/8cm
  • Blooms: June
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De Caen Mixed Anemone Bulbs

A mixture of strong, bright colours, the De Caen are single flowering on a long stem. Providing early bursts of colour in the spring.

  • Height (cm): 25cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 7/8cm
  • Blooms: March/ April
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St. Brigid Mixed Anemone Bulbs

St. Brigid mixed include a striking array of coloured anemones. These are a double flowering variety that will flower from early June onwards.

  • Height (cm): 25cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 7/8cm
  • Blooms: June
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Bulb Planter

Making bulb planting easier, quicker and cleaner, our bulb planter is the ideal tool for helping you plant your spring-flowering bulbs.

  • Made of high quality steel
  • Automatic release on handle
  • Duroplast coating - impact, elastic, abrasion, and corrosion - resistant
  • Depth Scale
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Bulb Fibre

Specifically designed to help bulbs establish in pots, without the risk of the bulbs rotting, providing an open and free draining soil structure.

  • Ideal for planting with Narcissi, Crocus, Hyacinths and other spring-flowering bulbs
  • Universal bulb potting fibre
  • 500gm bag - This pack is sufficient for 3 x 1-litre pots
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Bulb Planting Essentials Pack

Our bulb planting essentials pack has been put together for the ease of ensuring quick planting and a great display. The bulb planter will help you plant the bulbs with ease whilst the fibre will ensure the bulbs do not rot when planted into pots or containers. Using the bulb fertiliser will ensure your bulbs have all the nutrients they need whilst establishing.

  • 1 x Bulb Fibre
  • 1 x Bulb Planter
  • 1 x Bulb Fertiliser
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Bulb Fertiliser
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Bulb Fertiliser

Our flowering bulb fertiliser has been specifically designed to help your spring-flowering bulbs flower to their full potential. Whether you are establishing in pots or containers, sprinkle a small amount into each hole prior to planting your bulbs. Also suitable for use in early spring to encourage your bulbs to flower well in the following season.

  • Tailored to give your bulbs all the nutrients they need
  • Can be mixed with compost or Bulb Fibre
  • NPK - 12.11.18 + MgO
  • Recommended coverage: 5kg per 200sqm. Apply at 25g/sqm
  • Not suitable for use with Wildflower Bulbs
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Daffodil Bulb Fertiliser
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Daffodil Bulb Fertiliser

Whether you are establishing in pots, hedgerows or large landscaped areas sprinkle a small amount into each hole or mix in with the soil/ compost prior to planting your bulbs. Specifically formulated to encourage your daffodil bulbs to flower well into the following season, this blend is also suitable for use in early spring. Avoid using a high nitrogen fertiliser as this can cause daffodil blindness.

  • Tailored to give your bulbs all the nutrients they need
  • Encouraging a longer and consistent flowering period
  • Can be mixed with compost or Bulb Fibre
  • NPK - 5.10.20 + 2% MgO + trace element
  • Recommended coverage: 5kg per 200sqm. Apply at 25g/sqm
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Anemone: Advice On How To Grow Them (And Why!)

 

Anemone. Ah-NEM-oh-nee. Its name is famously tongue-twisty, but once you get the hang of it, it’s a very pretty word. How fitting for a very pretty flower: it grows in a cup or a daisy-like formation, with a dark centre and a variation of brightly coloured petals, from vivid violet, rich red, or even pale and peachy. There’s something for everyone with this sublime species!

 

Fun Facts

Anemones are closely associated with the wind; their name even means “wind flower” or “the wind’s daughter” in Greek. On a related note, Greek mythology ties the flower to the goddess Aphrodite: supposedly the flowers sprouted from her tears as she mourned her lost love Adonis. These likely contribute to the flower’s rather conflicting multiple meanings - being seen both as a sign of a coming spring breeze or the loss of a loved one. Wild anemones are a common sight in graveyards.

 

How to grow

 

Plant in small and relatively shallow clusters with only 1 or 2 inches between each bulb and from the surface. 

 

Anemones require a decent amount of sunlight and a decent amount of watering in well-drained soil. Taller varieties should receive wind protection.

 

Species & Styles

 

Anemones have so many variations in shape and colour that they could easily dress a garden all by themselves, and blend in with practically any prepared palette!

 

De Caen anemones are a well-known mix of cultivars, from the vibrant ‘Hollandia’ to the rich and dark ‘Bordeaux’; choose our Mixed De Caen to compliment or contrast a bright springtime garden!