Red Anemone is an early blooming flower that starts late winter to early spring and maintains attractive foilage throughout the summer. Best suited for zones 4-8 they prefer light shade that gets full morning sun.
You can start these early in trays about 10 weeks before your last frost. If in trays transplant to larger pots or cells once the true leaves appear ( generally the second set of leaves).
You can also direct seed in your garden in late winter two weeks before your first frost. They prefer sunlight to germinate so till enriched garden soil 6" deep and scatter you seeds on the surface.
In pots cover thinly with vermiculite, or in the garden a very light dusting of peat. Anemone can take up to 60 days to germinate and will not germinate in hot weather. Keep your seeds cool and slightly moist until they germinate. If sown in soggy conditions they will rot before they germinate.
They do not like late day heat so here in zone 7 we plant them where they get afternoon shade. They do like moist, but not soggy soil, so we plant them in areas of similar flowers such as our helibores and calla lilies.