• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; grows 12 to 18 in. tall, spreading 12 in. wide or more.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Shade Tolerant Flowers
    Blooms:
    Late Spring to Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-NEM-oh-nee sil-VES-tris
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; grows 12 to 18 in. tall, spreading 12 in. wide or more.
    Special features:Easy Care
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Late Spring to Summer
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasThis unique anemone is a forest floor dweller and therefore belongs beneath tree canopies in gardens. Blend with ferns and other understory species to create interesting shade garden floral effects. Shade tolerance makes it an excellent choice for sideyards and city gardens dominated by tall buildings.
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Hosta (Hosta); Ligularia (Ligularia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in enriched, moist, loose, well-drained soil; tolerates clay soils. Mulch to keep roots cool and preserve moisture, avoiding the crown. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. For a tidy appearance, remove old foliage in early spring. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    The genus Anemone contains about 120 species from around the world in the North Temperate Zone. Its species name describes the tendency of this plant to dwell in the "sylvan" or forest environments of Europe, southwest Asia and Siberia. This A. sylvestris was known in ancient times with only a few cultivars, unlike the Japanese anemones that came to the west far later and spawned a wealth of garden varieties.
    Lore:
    Linnaeus named this genus for a mythological Greek goddess closely associated with the flowers in Old World folklore.

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