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Anemone Anemone coronaria Single Caen
Sometimes referred to as the ‘Poppy Anemone’, Single Caen will produce and abundance of decorative flowers and carpet coverage of flowers with six to eight rounded sepals and deeply cut leaves in a range of colours from red, white, purples and pinks. After taking their name from the Ancient Greek word anemo meaning wind, Anemones are commonly referred to as the ‘Windflower’. Anemone coronaria is also known ‘Caen Anemone’ as they were first grown commercially in the Caen and Bayeux districts of northern France pre-1800. Following this they were grown commercially in England as it was possible to obtain plants in bloom and strains of anemone coronaria can be grown all over the UK, although areas such as The Shetland Isles may flower a bit later than further south in the UK due to the cooler conditions. Single Caen will grow to around 25cm and will flower through May and June. We recommend planting in soil enriched with well decayed manure to help produce larger, strong stemmed flowers.