To buy, sell or swap plants with other growers near you and use our full service please log in or sign up free.

Anemone Genus

Windflower

Sell/swap a plant
in this genus

List here any Anemone plant not found in the Plant Finder

Anemone | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019Anemone | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019Anemone | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019Anemone | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Anemone genus (Windflower). This is a genus of approximately 120 species of spring, summer and autumn-flowering perennials, sometimes tuberous or rhizomatous. Species include a range of woodland plants as well as the more common florist’s anemone (Anemone coronoria). All have tufts of basal leaves that are divided in palmate fashion into few to many leaflets. The starry or bowl-shaped flowers have five or more petals, their colours covering almost the whole range of flower colours. Anemones can be divided into the autumn flowering species with fibrous roots, such as A. hupehensis and A. x hybrida, and the tuberous and rhizomatous types, usually spring flowering which include the ground hugging A. blanda and A. nemorosa. There are other rhizomatous species which will tolerate less moisture and more open conditions. Given the right conditions and left undisturbed for years, many of these will form wonderful carpets of both leaf texture and colour through their delicate flowers. The tuberous rooted types, of which A. coronaria is best known, flower in spring.

Characteristics

Perennials, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

Temperate Asia

The name of the genus comes from the Greek 'anemos' - wind. Reference to its ability to grow in exposed places. Legend has it that the plant originated on the slopes of Mount Olympus; mountain of the gods.

Interest and use

Cut flowers, rock gardens, borders. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Propagation

By division in spring, by seed sown in late summer when fresh, or by root cuttings in winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Eelworms

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Anemone posts

To view Anemone plants offered near you, enter your postcode or log in.

Get started & find out why

Posts of the WeekPosts & Events

Open your garden for Thrive
Potting

“It’s not just gardening,
it makes us healthier and happier”

Production v5.9.2 (00577d2)