February 4, 2023
Anemone coronaria 'Mona Lisa Deep Blue'

Anemone is a member of the Ranunculaceae family of plants. It is a perennial. It has basal leaves and longleaf stems that are usually upright. Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) a Swedish botanist, named Anemone. It is native to the Mediterranean region. Anemone coronaria is a herbaceous perennial. It grows to about 40cm or 18in tall. The leaves are deeply lobed. They are almost parsley-like.

Anemone coronaria or the Poppy Anemone, Spanish Marigold, or the Windflower is called Shaqa’iq An-Numan شقيقة النعمان in Arabic. This might be due to the Sumerian God of food and vegetation Neaman who died of his wounds while hunting. In Hebrew, it is called Kalanit Metzuya meaning “the bride” and “common”. The red Anemone coronaria is the national flower of the State of Israel.

Anemone coronaria 'Mona Lisa Deep Blue'
Anemone coronaria ‘Mona Lisa Deep Blue’

Anemone coronaria ‘Mona Lisa® Deep Blue’ is a hybrid. It has beautiful blue or violet flowers. The flowers are about 10cm or 4in wide. It flowers in spring and summer. The flowers have a black center. It is also cultivated as a cut flower.

How to grow Grow Anemone coronaria ‘Mona Lisa Deep Blue’:

Grow Anemone coronaria ‘Mona Lisa Deep Blue’ in the sun. Plant it in light sandy soil. To plant the tubers, soak them. Then plant them about 5cm or 2in deep. The best time to plant is early autumn. They usually don’t like a very wet environment during the dormant season. Anemone coronaria ‘Mona Lisa Deep Blue’ is hardy.

Anemone coronaria 'Mona Lisa Deep Blue'
Anemone coronaria ‘Mona Lisa Deep Blue’

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