Following the incredibly popular, Anemone 'Wild Swan', Anemone 'Dreaming Swan' was born to enchant our gardens. It produces masses of slightly larger, semi-double flowers, opening tinged pink and fading to white with attractive lavender-blue bands on the reverse of their petals - the signature of the Anemone 'Swan Series'. Enjoying an exceptionally long flowering season, 'Dreaming Swan' blooms continuously from early summer until early fall as a result of its parentage which includes a few different early- and late-blooming Anemone varieties. The flowers are gracefully carried on wiry stems above the deeply divided, semi-glossy, dark green foliage, dancing and swaying in the breeze. Compact, with a nice vigorous upright habit and well-behaved, 'Dreaming Swan' stays where you plant it and does not invade its neighbors as can happen with Japanese Anemones.
- One of the longest-blooming perennials in the garden, it provides weeks of color, from early summer through early fall.
- This plant typically grows up to 22-24 in. tall (55-60 cm) and spreads via rhizomes to 24-26 in. (60-65 cm).
- Mixes beautifully with ornamental grasses or any other perennial plants. Well suited for borders, cottage gardens, coastal gardens or naturalistic areas such as prairies or meadows.
- Very attractive as cut flowers, it enjoys a good resistance to most insects and diseases. Attracts butterflies but is deer and rabbit resistant!
- A full sun or part sun lover, it enjoys rich, humusy, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Do not let the soil dry out! Provide some wind protection. Add winter mulch in cool winter areas. This plant will happily naturalize to form colonies!
- Salt tolerant
- Eating may cause stomach upset and skin contact may cause mild irritation.
Native to China, Anemones have been cultivated in Japan for hundreds of years. Growing to 4 feet (120 cm), they produce single, semi-double or double blooms in shades of pink and white on slender, graceful stems in mid-late summer and early fall. Though they may appear delicate, these long-lived perennials can survive with minimal maintenance once they are established. Deer resistant, they are a popular choice for borders or as specimens in home gardens.