Anemone

Anemone coronaria 'Sylphide' (Mona Lisa Series)

Anemone  - Anemone coronaria  'Sylphide' (Mona Lisa Series)

Common Name: Anemone
Genus: Anemone
Species: coronaria
Cultivar: 'Sylphide' (Mona Lisa Series)

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.25 m (25 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: March & April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

  • Other features:

contact with the sap may cause skin irritation; useful as cut flowers


Exquisite bowl-shaped flowers form just above the low carpet of parsley-like folige in early spring. The petals are an irridescent shade of pink and they surround boss of rich purple stamens - overall a very pretty effect. Use them with taller-stemmed tulips which can soar above.

  • Garden care: Soak the tubers overnight in cool water and plant them in naturalistic drifts (it doesn't matter which way up) 5cm deep and 5cm apart from September to November. Ideally you should choose a spot where they can be left undisturbed so they can naturalise and spread. Avoid excessively wet conditions when dormant.


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