Anemone blanda etc

James Waddick
Fri, 24 Jun 2011 12:46:15 PDT
Dear All,
	My 2 cents from the center of the US. Anemone blanda is just 
fine here with heat and cold. I grow 'White Splendor' in full sun on 
a W. facing slope that bakes, as well as in open shade along with 
blues in various shades and purchased pink and seedling pinks. Most 
plant themselves around and seedlings are all welcome additions.

	Rodger is absolutely right about soaking the dry bulbs at 
least over night before planting them and expect some losses. It is 
rather shameful the way these are handled by the Dutch wholesalers. I 
guess enough survive that they don't really care to treat them 

	Although my sunny site 'bakes' it is very heavy clay soil so 
it doesn't really dry out so much as 'crusts over' and stay slightly 
moist 4 to 6 inches deep. We also get an occasional midsummer storm 
to freshen the soil moisture.

	I grow A. nemerosa in more shade along the same slope and 
they too go totally dormant in late spring.

	Love 'em all.		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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