Wood anemone

Anemone nemorosa

Wood anemone - Anemone nemorosa

Common Name: Wood anemone
Genus: Anemone
Species: nemorosa

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.15 m (15 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.15 m (15 cm)

Flower Colour: White
Flowering Period: March & April

Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Soil: Well-drained soil but can cope with drier conditions when dormant in summer
  • Flower colour: white sometimes flushed with pink
  • Other features: contact with the sap may cause skin irritation

You can create a stunning carpet of flowers if you plant loads of these around decidulous trees and shrubs. The faintly scented white flowers are sometimes flushed with pink on the outer petals and their 'faces' will follow the sun across the sky. They appear above clumps of feathery foliage just before the trees burst into leaf in spring. This is a well deserved recipient of the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Plant with bluebells as their flowering time just overlaps.

Garden Care: Plant the rhizomes horizontally 5-8cm (2-3in) deep in September or October to form naturalistic drifts.


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