Anemone sylvestrisItem #0274 USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 - 9
Lightly fragrant, yellow-centered, white flowers are borne above the soft-textured blue-green foliage on this lovely shade tolerant forest native. Ideal for naturalizing in rockeries and woodland borders under the canopy of large trees. Spreads freely by underground stems; more so in loose, moist soils. An herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full shade to filtered sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; grows 12 to 18 in. tall, spreading 12 in. wide or more.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-NEM-oh-nee sil-VES-trisPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; grows 12 to 18 in. tall, spreading 12 in. wide or more.Special features:Easy CareFoliage color:Blue-greenBlooms:Late Spring to SummerFlower color:WhiteDesign IdeasThis unique anemone is a forest floor dweller and therefore belongs beneath tree canopies in gardens. Blend with ferns and other understory species to create interesting shade garden floral effects. Shade tolerance makes it an excellent choice for sideyards and city gardens dominated by tall buildings.Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Hosta (Hosta); Ligularia (Ligularia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
- CareCare InformationThrives in enriched, moist, loose, well-drained soil; tolerates clay soils. 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, remove old foliage in early spring. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Light Needs:Full shade to filtered sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
- History & LoreHistory:The genus Anemone contains about 120 species from around the world in the North Temperate Zone. Its species name describes the tendency of this plant to dwell in the "sylvan" or forest environments of Europe, southwest Asia and Siberia. This A. sylvestris was known in ancient times with only a few cultivars, unlike the Japanese anemones that came to the west far later and spawned a wealth of garden varieties.Lore:Linnaeus named this genus for a mythological Greek goddess closely associated with the flowers in Old World folklore.