Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial shade to partial sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: High
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Clumping foliage to 18 in. tall, spreading to 24 in. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Repeat Blooming
Blooms:
Flowering Time
White flowers from late spring to autumn.
Plant type:Perennial
Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Clumping foliage to 18 in. tall, spreading to 24 in. wide.
Special features:Deer Resistant
Blooms:White flowers from late spring to autumn.
Flower color:White
Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Care Information
Best grown in a rich, moist, well-drained soil. 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
Partial shade to partial sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: High
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
'Wild Swan' was selected from a group of seedlings derived from five or six different parents which included Anemone rupicola as a female parent. The precise parentage is difficult to pin down but involves both early and late flowering types. 'Wild Swan' was chosen as the pick of a small group of seedlings by Elizabeth MacGregor at her nursery in Kirkcudbright, between Dumfries and Stranraer in south west Scotland, where it has been on trial for ten years. This exceptional hybrid offers continuous and prolific flowering from June until frost, well beyond that of the Japanese hybrid cultivars, a very unique trait amongst herbaceous plants.
Lore:
Chosen as 2011 Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year Award, Anemone Wild Swan™ was praised by Jim Gardener, Director of Horticulture at the Royal Horticultural Society: "The award has been given to a marvelous performing new perennial plant. Not only does it exhibit a long flowering habit but is also an exciting flower. This plant is going to be a great addition to the border with its subtle shades and longevity of flowering. "