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Anemone Plants

 

Anemone blanda one of many garden worthy varieties

Anemones are often lumped together in gardening articles which is a shame as this diverse group of flowering plants and bulbs deserves more recognition.

They range from those that are clump forming perennials which form a mass of fibrous roots to smaller bulbs and tubers.

They also range from tall growing types that we often call 'Japanese Windflowers' to the low growing 'Wood Anemones'. From a glance most gardeners would not even see them as related. The foliage is vastly different for starters.

Anemone flowers are as varied and the genus, they come in shades from red, to white including blue flowers.

So investigate the world of anemones, you will be surprised at the varieties and how many different garden worthy plants are in this group.

Varieties

  • Anemone ranunculoides
  • Anemone nemorosa
  • Anemone coronaria - The 'St Brigid' and 'De Caen' groups are very popular.
  • Anemone hupehensis
  • Anemone blanda or 'Greek Windflower'
  • Anemone hepatica or 'Hepatica nobilis'
  • Anemone hupehensis or 'Chinese Anemone'
  • Anemone canadensis
  • Anemone virginiana

Propagation

Propagation is from seed or by division. However the many hybrids and improved forms need to be propagated by division in order to come true to type.

Anemone varieties are available for sale from the following nurseries

BLUESTONE PERENNIALS
Offering a wide selection of bulbs, perennials, grasses, herbs trees and shrubs. Includes:Anemone elegans, Anemone alice, Anemone honorine jobert.
www.bluestoneperennials.com