Anemone (Windflower)

The dwarf anemones are mostly grown on rockeries, although they can also be grown in the border. The St. Brigid Anemone is the well-known market flower, and during the spring season it is very popular. Plant in autumn, getting the tubers 2-3 in. deep. They will thrive well in a warm, deep and heavy loam, with plenty of sunshine. Seeds may be sown in June. The seed bed should be kept moist until germination begins.

The Japanese Anemone (A. japonica) is a fibrous-rooted perennial which flowers in autumn, the flowering period being very lengthy. Plants should be purchased in time for early spring planting. These flowers are produced in a variety of colour, and the plants attain a height of 3-ft.

Some of the best anemones in commerce to-day are: A. blanda cazrvha. Blue with golden centres.

A. de Caen. Poppy Anemones.

A. fulgens. Scarlet.

A. japonica. Autumn flowerine – Mont Rose a semi-doubled dwarf variety, and Honorino Joubert a pure white, are among the best.

A. Pulsatilla. The Pasque Flower, gold-tasselled goblets of purple.

A. St. Brigid. Florists many-coloured blooms.

Antennaria. Herbaceous plants, suitable for rock-garden cultivation. Plant in spring or autumn in any ordinar soil in a sunny position. These plants are easily increased from seed sown in autumn or spring. They can also be increased by division during the same period.

A. dioica tomentosa, has silvery foliage witli white everlasting flowers. It is an excellent carpet plant. Height 4-in. June.

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