Anemone pulsatillaItem #0074 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
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Large violet purple flowers with contrasting yellow centers top the dense ground hugging mound of feathery dark green foliage. Use as a single specimen or in groups for a color mass. Demands well drained soils. Great plant for rock gardens.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-NEM-oh-nee pul-sa-TIL-uhPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing 6 to 12 inches tall, spreading about a foot wide.Special features:Deer ResistantFoliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:Early through mid-springFlower color:PurpleDesign 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').
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Remove old flowers to prolong flowering. Cut back to the ground at the end of the season.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory: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.