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Garden Anemone 'De Caen Group'

Anemone coronaria (De Caen Group)

Also known as

Poppy Anemone 'De Caen Group', Irish Anemon 'De Caen Group'

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Garden Anemone 'De Caen Group' Overview

Anemone coronaria 'De Caen Group' is a spring-flowering tuberous perennial that produces multiple poppy-like flowers on tall flower stalks. They come in many colours and two forms, single or double and add a kaleidoscope of colour to any partly sunny garden during late winter and early spring. Also known as Garden Anemone, Irish Anemon, Poppy Windflower and St Brigid's Anemone among others, these sun-loving plants prefer a sheltered spot with well-drained soil making them ideal to grow in containers, Rock and Mediterranean climate gardens.

Common problems with Garden Anemone 'De Caen Group'

There are very few diseases to Anemone, but there are plenty of pests that include slugs, snails, moths and butterfly larvae. The best organic method to rid the pests would be to remove these pests regularly by hand.

How to harvest Garden Anemone 'De Caen Group'

Harvest the flower stalks after two or three flowers have opened to prolong the life of your flowers.

How to propagate Garden Anemone 'De Caen Group'


By seed or divide tubers when the plant is dormant.


Sow seeds in a cold frame when they are ripe and mature.


Seperate tubers when the plants are dormant. Plant in autumn months. Keep dry while dormant.

Special features of Garden Anemone 'De Caen Group'

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Attracts beneficial pollinators such as bees.

Other uses of Garden Anemone 'De Caen Group'

Border, container, cutting bed, walls, rock garden. Extremely popular as a cut flower for florist's shops, hence one of its common names.