Friday, February 20, 2015

Featured Plant of the Day: 'Mr. Fokker' Crown Anemone

Anemone coronaria 'Mr. Fokker'
    Poppy Anemone,  Crown Anemone,  Windfower

Type    Perennial
Hardy range    6A to 8A
Height    6" to 18" / 15cm to 45cm
Spread    6" to 9" / 15cm to 23cm
Growth rate    Slow
Form    Rounded
Exposure    Partial shade or partial sun to full sun
Persistence    Deciduous

Bloom Color    Blue
Bloom Time    Spring and Summer

The flowers are suitable for cut flowers and suitable for dried flowers.

This plant will grow in dry to moist soil.
Suitable soil is well-drained/loamy or sandy.
The pH preference is  a neutral soil.

Leaf Color    Green
This plant has attractive foliage.

Landscape Uses
-    Container plantings
-    Rock garden
-    Seashore planting
-    Border
-    Massing
-    Specimen

Attributes and Features
-    Attracts butterflies
-    Sensitive to humidity

Culture Notes
Leave anemones undisturbed after planting.  Do not let the soil get too wet, or rotting may occur.  The flowers of the anemone close at night and during cloudy weather.  This tuber is not reliably hardy north of zone 8.  Will germinate better if freshly collected seed is used.