Perennials & Ornamental Grasses

Increase anemone - 2 possibilities presented


Anemones can easily be multiplied. However, you should consider the requirements for location and care in order to be able to raise strong plants.

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Anemones, mostly called anemones, are admired and cultivated by many garden fans because of their variety of colors and magnificent blooms. Although the anemone places many demands on its holder, the environment and the soil, the many colors of the anemone always convince lovers of the plant. So it can be planted in blue-violet, red, pink or white and, due to the dense growth, is very suitable for covering larger areas with a lot of love and a sense of detail. No wonder that amateur gardeners want to propagate this plant on their own. And it's not that difficult either. We show you how it works.

Great biodiversity

Among the so-called anemones, there are a particularly large number of anemones, which differ mainly in the type of their roots: You can buy tuberous plants among the anemones, as well as conventional herbaceous plants with normal roots. While the bulbous plants usually only grow up to 20cm high, most herbaceous plants sprout up to one meter high - so it is important because of the space requirement that you inform yourself and know the plant sufficiently before it grows.

Optimal location for anemones

Anemones love bright and partially shaded places. Make sure that the location is not too shady, as this will only moderate the flowering. The soil should be permeable and as loose as possible. If it does not have these properties, you can prepare it a little. It is also important that the soil is rich in nutrients and humus, so that the anemone feels really comfortable.

If you cannot continue to offer such a location due to a lack of space, you do not need to increase the anemone. Alternatively, you can also use a bucket with suitable soil.

Important care measures

Otherwise, anemones are characterized by fewer requirements when caring for them: watering only needs to be intensified when it is warmer and sunnier, or when periods of drought occur. However, the holder should always keep one thing in mind: The roots of the anemone should never be damaged, otherwise this could damage the plant. So if you want to add some compost as fertilizer before flowering when digging the earth, you should be very careful.

Increase anemones under ideal conditions

❖ Propagation by cuttings

One way to multiply all kinds of anemones is to create them by cuttings. However, the cuttings are not - as with many other plants - obtained from the upper parts of the plant, but from parts of the root. Here's how to avoid harming the plant:

  1. the cuttings are cut at best during the plant's rest period, i.e. in late autumn
  2. the mother plant or the plant to be divided should be as strong as possible and should therefore be carefully selected
  3. once the plant to be propagated has been found, its roots must be uncovered as carefully as possible, i.e. excavated
  4. Now choose the root parts with the strongest effect that are at least one finger thick and appear to be healthy, so they have no damage
  5. a sharp pocket knife is ideal for separating the selected root from the mother plant - this is done by cutting slightly at an angle in the direction of growth
  6. if you want, you can also cut off several root parts
  7. the separated root pieces should have a length of about ten centimeters and can, if necessary, be cut up into several equally long pieces
  8. a planter, a large flower pot or similar containers with as many openings as possible can now be filled with planting soil, then the cuttings can be planted with the slanted part in the ground
  9. the root should only protrude slightly from the earth
  10. the whole thing can be poured easily and moistened again when it dries slightly - however, waterlogging must be avoided
  11. In order for the root to develop, it should be stored in a dark and cool place to mimic the conditions outside
  12. if the first shoots or even leaves grow, the propagation has been successful - in this case the root can be repotted to gain more space
  13. at the beginning of the following summer, the crop can then go outdoors, provided that a clear but partially shaded place can be guaranteed

❖ Multiplication by division

If your own anemone is a bulbous plant with a rather small vegetation, this can be multiplied very easily by division. To do this, carefully dig out the plant to reveal the tubers. As with the root cuttings, you should be careful not to damage any parts of the plant when digging them out. Once the tuber of the plant is exposed, daughter rhizomes can usually be found that grow on the tuber and are somewhat smaller. These are separated from the mother plant with an equally sharp knife and can be planted in a suitable location without having to be grown.

If you want to use this type of propagation, you should choose a mother plant whose immediate soil environment is not disturbed so often - for example, by planting other plants. Because only daughter rhizomes are formed when the anemones feel absolutely left in peace and undisturbed.


Both ways of propagating are fairly easy to do, so you can give the wind anemone a try. There is not much to consider or do as long as you know the needs of the anemone and know what the procedure should look like with both variants of propagation. Failures should also not be immediately seen as a defeat, since they can certainly happen when trying to multiply. As a rule, however, both types of propagation quickly and efficiently result in new anemones that adorn the garden with their beautiful flowers.