Anemone Queen Charlotte (konigin Charlotte) Ground Cover
Anemone x hybrida Queen Charlotte (Anemone Konigin Charlotte)
Just the thing for late season colour, this is a strong and bold plant growing to 150cm bearing masses of semi-double, light pink flowers from August until October held on strong wiry stems above deep green foliage. Semi evergreen in Winter. Great in bold, striking clumps in between larger plants or in a mixed herbaceous border where the flowers will continue long after many other plants have finished flowering.
As a rough guide planting Anemone Queen Charlotte as ground cover – 4 plants per square metre is adequate with a little patience, 6 will give better coverage and 9-12 will make a weed supressing carpet very quickly.
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How to grow Anemone Queen Charlotte
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Foliage: Hardy perennial, growth dies down in winter and fresh new growth emerges in spring. Semi evergeen so some leaves will remain in Winter.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil.
Flowering time: August-October
Growth rate: Moderate
Ultimate height and spread: 150cm x 60cm
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and through the first season until established. Cut to ground level in Early Spring. The plants appreciate a generous mulch in Spring which is also the best time to lift and divide congested colonies.