• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Keep surface of soil moist, but not soggy.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Clumping foliage to 18 in. tall, spreading to 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Repeat Blooming
    Blooms:
    White flowers from late spring to autumn.
  • Detail
    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.
    Companion PlantsHosta (Hosta); Astilbe (Astilbe); Cranesbill (Geranium); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Coral Bells (Heuchera)
  • Care
    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:
    <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 shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Keep surface of soil moist, but not soggy.
  • History & Lore
    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, Wild Swan™ Hybrid Anemone 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. "

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