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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering 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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-NEM-oh-nee pul-sa-TIL-uhPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Reaches 6 to 12 in. tall, slowling spreading to 12 in. 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 InformationThrives 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:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
- 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.