• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 6 to 12 in. tall, slowling spreading to 12 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Summer Flowering
    Blooms:
    Early Spring through Mid-Spring
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-NEM-oh-nee pul-sa-TIL-uh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Reaches 6 to 12 in. tall, slowling spreading to 12 in. wide.
    Special features:Deer Resistant
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Early Spring through Mid-Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasAn exceptional perennial for naturalizing and wild gardens. Grow in meadows and grasslands with non-invasive grasses. Spot into rock gardens for transient spring color. May be used in perennial borders with well drained slightly alkaline soils.
    Companion PlantsGrow this perennial with other declicate plants such as Thriller Lady's Mntle, (Alchemilla mollis 'Thriller'), Crimson Star Columbine, (Aquilegia x hybrida 'Crimson Star'), Pink Anemone Clematis, (Clematis montana rubens) and Tiny Rubies Cheddar Pink, (Dianthus gratianapolitanus 'Tiny Rubies').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in enriched, moist, loose, well-drained soil. 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, hard prune before new foliage emerges in early spring. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Anemones are counted in the Ranunculaceae, a genus that contains about 120 species from around the world in the north temperate zone. It was named for a mythological Greek goddess. Unlike the intensely bred Japanese forms, this and another European, A. sylvestris, remain close to their ancient forms.
    Lore:
    All parts of this plant are highly toxic and may be ingested transdermally through direct handling. Although it shares an extensive medicinal history, anemone should be considered poisonous.