How To Get Your Anemones And Ranunculus Growing


Fierceblooms discusses how to get your anemones and ranunculus growing for early Spring flowers in your cut flower garden.
When you are creating a cutting garden, and planning to include anemones and ranunculus in your spring bouquets, it can be a tricky balance to manage the initial cost of these ugly corm ducklings especially if they don’t turn into the romantic floral swans you are dreaming of. Over a few years, and some expensive failures, we’ve thought it would be helpful to share the key considerations for growing these splendid spring flowers that have an amazing vase life. We are committed to growing sustainably and we only ever use locally grown, in my case sustainable British flowers.

Each one of us grows in different parts of the world, with different soil conditions, different weather and different pressures from the local wildlife. The nostalgia and the romance of the countryside that surrounds our cutting garden is the enduring inspiration for our “Wild garden style” of floral design but we do need to guard against the over enthusiastic wildlife.

It is why we never plant our pre sprouted corms out before mid to late winter, otherwise, they are just too tempting a treat. There’s no poly tunnels here either but I have found you don’t need them. Growing in low tunnels outside has provided us with a very productive harvest as both anemones and ranunculus grow well in the cool.

Succession sowing is also something to consider with anemones and ranunculus. Practically too, it can be useful to sow one batch of anemone and ranunculus corms rather than everything, as you’ve not everything to pot up all at once. I pre sprout at 3 seasonal moments, mid and late autumn, then mid winter too. Having beautiful flowers through later march, April, and even into May is why it is worth persevering with these stunning spring flowers.

Hopefully, you’ve found something helpful in our video. I’d love to hear about what’s been your experience for the success factors for growing anemones and ranunculus?


A 19th century historic wharf and Cheshire canalside cutting garden is the inspiration for our wild garden style ethos. I root my floral design in every precious fleeting seasonal moment, growing and creating only ever with local seasonal scented British flowers.

If sustainability matters to you, if you care that floral creations are as kind to the environment as they are beautiful, then I am a kindred spirit.

We share our artisan florals in our live online virtual flower classes, and with our flowers, create bouquets and undertake a few intimate Cheshire weddings a year.

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Floral Classes For 2022

Sadly …

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Thank you if you were part of the "Nature and Nurture" flower class series 1H 2021. We loved every single class from everlasting dried Valentine's Wreath's, and wild garden style bouquets for Mother's Day, Easter and Spring with the final bouquet class on the summer solstice.

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