Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Filtered sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing to 12 to 18 in. tall, spreading to 12 in. wide or more.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Fragrant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Late spring to summer
Botanical Pronunciation:a-NEM-oh-nee sil-VES-tris
Plant type:Perennial
Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 12 to 18 in. tall, spreading to 12 in. wide or more.
Special features:Deer Resistant
Foliage color:Blue-green
Blooms:Late spring to summer
Flower color:White
Flower attributesFragrant
Garden styleMediterranean
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 PlantsThis anemone is lovely with American Maidenhair Fern, (Adiantum pedatum), Clementine Mix Columbine, (Aquilegia vulgaris 'Clementine Formula Mix'), King of Hearts Bleeding Heart,(Dicentra x 'King of Hearts') and Golden Japanese Forest Grass, (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Filtered sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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.