Anemone Nemorosa has soft white petals with golden-yellow stamens in the centre. Single, poppy-like flowerheads are produced on single stems and are approximately 3cm across with 6 or 7 petals per star-shaped flowerhead. Trifoliate, dark-green leaves help provide contrast with the wonderfully fresh white and golden-yellow colours.
Excellent groundcover spreading by rhizomes, Anemone Nemorosa is a vigorous growing that is perfect groundcover in beds and borders or underplanting around shrubs and trees. Excellent for use in woodland gardens and rock gardens.
Anemone flowers are herbaceous perennials with assorted basal leaves and a beautiful assortment of colours from reds, pinks, whites, purple and yellow hues. Simple flowers with a daisy-like shape, Anemone are often called windflowers, taken from the Greek word, anemos, meaning wind.
Relatively hardy, Anemone plants vary in their ability to adapt to an environment and also vary in their stature with some diminutive species suggested for underplanting and other larger varieties for backs of borders or beds. Anemone flowers make wonderful cut flowers, but are short lived, having them in the garden will ensure the best cut flowers available.
Anemone blooms are relatively maintenance-free once they are established. Spring blooming Anemone should be planted in the fall and fall blooming Anemone should be planted in the spring. Soaking the bulbs or tuberous rootstocks for several hours before planting will aid in root growth.
Plant Anemone bulbs in approximately 5 cm in fertile and well-drained soils. Tolerant of some shade, Anemone prefers to receive some sun every day, if not full sun, plant in areas with a minimum of 4-6 hours of sunlight. After blooming, leave foliage on the plant until it dies back on its own so that sufficient energy is stored in the bulb for future growth.
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