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Anemone leveillei

 

A very pretty and delicate species, Anemone leveillei is a 'Wind Flower' with large white cupped flowers and a flushed blue reverse. With attractive deeply divided deep green foliage the flower rise above during spring.

Useful in the garden as it will grow well and flower in dappled shade. A detailed look at the flowers will show the blue pollen, an unusual feature. This is a plant that resents being disturbed, so a find a position in the garden where it can be left to slowly form a clump.

 

Varieties

Easiest by division, however seed cultivation is possible.

Two methods are used

1.

  • Stratify seeds in a refridgerator for 6 weeks before sowing.
  • Plant seeds in early spring into a cold frame.

2.

  • Sow seeds in pots in mid winter in an open cold frame.
  • They should germinate in spring.

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Problems

If you have thye right growing conditions Anemone leveillei will present very few problems.

One issue is with with weeds being allowed to take over, so try to keepp the area weed free.