Anemone sylvestrisItem #0274 USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 - 9
A lovely perennial useful for naturalizing in rockeries and in sunny woodland borders. Slightly fragrant, yellow centered, white flowers are borne above soft-textured blue-green foliage. Spreads by underground stems. Herbaceous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full shade to filtered sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Reaches 12-18 in. tall, spreading 12 in. wide or more.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-NEM-oh-nee sil-VES-trisPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Reaches 12-18 in. tall, spreading 12 in. wide or more.Foliage color:Blue-greenBlooms:Late Spring to SummerFlower color:WhiteGarden styleMediterraneanDesign 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)
- CareCare InformationGrows easily in average, well-drained soils. Tends to spread in loose soils; less in clay soils. Best in dappled shade. 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:Full shade to filtered sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory: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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