The Harmony Double Mix Anemone, otherwise known as the Anemone ‘Harmony Double Mix’ or Poppy Anemone ‘Blue Poppy’, Spanish Marigold ‘Blue Poppy’, Windflower ‘Blue Poppy’, Crown Windflower ‘Blue Poppy’, Anemone coronaria De Caen, is a rather well known bulb plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.
Best known for its low maintenance and moderate growth, this bulb will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.
This is why all the topics you need to know in order to achieve this will be covered in this Harmony Double Mix Anemone Care Guide. Ready? Let’s go!
The basic care guidelines you need to remember for your Harmony Double Mix Anemone are the following:
- Water: The Harmony Double Mix Anemone prefers watering often but allow the top 3″ to dry. It is drought resistant once established.
- Light: Keep your Anemone ‘Harmony Double Mix’ in an environment where it can receive partial to full sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the Harmony Double Mix Anemone in soil with well-draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of sand and loam.
That’s it – sunlight, water and soil! The basic 3 fundamentals for all plant care, and with the Harmony Double Mix Anemone this is no exception. With these three elements, your leafy friend will live healthy and happy.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the Harmony Double Mix Anemone belongs to the Ranunculaceae family, the genus Anemone and the species Coronaria, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Anemone ‘Harmony Double Mix’ (uh-NEM-oh-nee).
As with other Anemone’s, the Harmony Double Mix Anemone is a herbaceous plant, which means it will die back to the ground every year.
The Harmony Double Mix Anemone is a plant native to the Mediterranean to Caucasus.
Knowing your plant’s native region is very useful, as it can give you tips on which environment is best for your Harmony Double Mix Anemone. If you keep it in mind, you can try to replicate these conditions at home, and you’ll likely end with a healthier plant.
With this in mind, the Anemone ‘Harmony Double Mix’ will be most used to the heat zones in the 3 – 12 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a and the ideal climate zone is between 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the Harmony Double Mix Anemone is a relatively moderate grower, which makes things somewhat easy for any plant enthusiast.
But what exactly does this mean for your Harmony Double Mix Anemone? How large a pot should you consider, how tall, how wide can it get? Let’s jump in…
The Anemone ‘Harmony Double Mix’ can grow up to 8″ – 10″ (20cm – 25cm) in 8″ – 10″ (20cm – 25cm) and 6″ – 9″ (15cm – 22cm) in 6″ – 9″ (15cm – 22cm).
These dimensions make the Harmony Double Mix Anemone a relatively small bulb compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.
Also, expect it to grow in a wonderful mounding, compact, and upright shape, which is something worthwhile to remember when making your garden landscape plans.
This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 3″ (7cm) free so the Harmony Double Mix Anemone can spread to its best extent.
In terms of watering, the Harmony Double Mix Anemone is a fairly complicated plant to take care of.
This is mostly because it has a not so straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Anemone ‘Harmony Double Mix’ prefers watering often but allow the top 3″ to dry. It is drought resistant once established.
Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively average needs in terms of water.
As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Harmony Double Mix Anemone in soil with well-draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive.
When you consider this, this is why you should aim to choose soil that has good drainage, and moist properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times.
In our experience, the famous ‘thumb’ or ‘finger’ test is what works best for the Harmony Double Mix Anemone since with it, you will be able to give it the right amount of water, every time – regardless of the environment or placement where you do decide to keep it.
As mentioned earlier, the Harmony Double Mix Anemone prefers to have soil with good drainage, and moist properties at all times, reason why you need to make the soil mix out of sand and loam.
This is why most experts agree that the Harmony Double Mix Anemone requires soil with high organic matter, loam (silt), and sand, which will give you the right conditions it needs.
In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably alkaline, acid or neutral soil.
Light and Exposure
In terms of light & exposure, the Harmony Double Mix Anemone requires partial to full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions.
Most experts agree that this bulb will do well as long as you keep it in full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.
Specifically, we recommend that you place your Anemone ‘Harmony Double Mix’ in little to partial shade (only 2-6 hours of direct sunlight a day), to full and direct sun (more 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).
Being a herbaceous plant, the Harmony Double Mix Anemone will die back to the ground every year.
But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the spring (mid, late).
You can expect your Harmony Double Mix Anemone to flower around the spring, summer, fall and in the winter months from April to June (spring), from July to September (summer), from October to December (fall) and from January to March (winter).
In particular, this bulb is well known for its repeat flowering, flowers for cutting and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.
The Harmony Double Mix Anemone produces some beautiful multicolored, or green, blackred/burgundy,gold/yellow,purple/lavender, and white flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the Harmony Double Mix Anemone have a beautiful green color during most of the year.
In particular, they have a alternate and whorled organization in its leaves.
Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance
The Harmony Double Mix Anemone is well known for its tolerance to animals like rabbit and deer, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Anemone ‘Harmony Double Mix’ will be fine.
How should you then organize your garden to include your new Harmony Double Mix Anemone? Here are some recommendations by expert gardeners.
Most Anemone ‘Harmony Double Mix’ owners agree that this bulb will look great in most mediterranean, cottage and rustic gardens of all types.
Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of gravel and rock garden, mediterranean garden, cutting garden, informal and cottage, and in traditional garden styles.
In particular, the Harmony Double Mix Anemone’s best location within your garden is in beds and borders, and in patio and containers, others use it for landscaping in a edging, rock garden, accent, cutting garden, raised bed, mass planting, container, border, or a small spaces.
Harmony Double Mix Anemone’s do well with some other plants beside it. One good companion plant is the Primula, which will pair up nicely with your leafy friend.
Others consider that a nice Papaver will work well too, so choose whichever you find works best for you!
So that’s it! These are the main plant care requirements that you need to keep in mind in order to have a healthy Harmony Double Mix Anemone in your garden or home.