Anemone 'Mistral Series - Rarity' Seeds
Italian Mistral Anemone seeds - Rarity has to be my favourite of all the Italian anemones (but it's a close call between Rarity and Azzuro). The petal colour is insane - opalescent white on the inside and the most stunning shades of blush, lavender and mauve. A must grow.
Approx 20 Seeds
How to make these beauties grow
Sow: January - April
How: Surface sow and cover lightly
Space: 15-20 cm
Where: Full sun to partial shade - can handle shade very well, and those planted in areas that are shaded in the afternoon will flower a lot longer than those in full sun (these are a cool flower similar to ranunculus).
Days to Maturity: 180-200 days
Pick: After a few days of the flowers opening and closing (they close up at night/on grey days), and once they have elongated a little bit from their leafy collar.
Notes From The Garden
Easy to grow from seed, just a little slow. These take 3-4 weeks to germinate and are seemingly slow growing initally. However, without fail they will produce flowers within 6 months of being grown from seed.
The stem length is amazing and equal to that of corm grown plants, however the flowers are little smaller and the stems a little thinner then corm grown plants - but still perfectly pickable/useable.
Plants will produce a corm in the 1st year which can be harvest and stored at the end of the flowering season. Or left in the garden and they will re-grow again from corms the following season.
I am so excited to finally be able to grow larger amounts of these beautiful anemones at a more affordable price!