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Anemone multifida (Pacific Anemone)

Pacific Anemone, Red Windflower, Early Thimbleweed, Cut-leaf Anemone

Anemone multifida, Pacific Anemone, Red Windflower, Early Thimbleweed, Cut-leaf Anemone, Pink Flowers
Anemone multifida, Pacific Anemone, Red Windflower, Early Thimbleweed, Cut-leaf Anemone, Pink Flowers
Anemone multifida, Pacific Anemone, Red Windflower, Early Thimbleweed, Cut-leaf Anemone, Pink Flowers

Anemone multifida (Pacific Anemone) is a charming herbaceous perennial forming loose clumps of slender, silky stems clad with long-petioled, finely divided downy leaves. In late spring to late summer, solitary, silky, poppy-like flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), greenish, yellowish or purplish outside, yellowish-white inside, appear for several weeks atop the stems. The blossoms are followed by silky, pinkish seedheads used by hummingbirds to build their nests. Easy to grow, this North American species is a great, little anemone for the rock garden or the front of the border. Ideal for growing in shady spots such as woodlands, or north-facing gardens.

  • Growing up to 6-20 in. tall (15-50 cm) and 24 in. wide (60 cm).
  • A part shade lover, this anemone is easily grown in moist, gravelly, calcareous, well-drained soils.
  • Perfect for beds and borders, cottage gardens, prairie gardens, and wildflower gardens.
  • No serious pest or disease issues.
  • Propagate from seed sown in fall or early spring. Older plants can be divided in spring.
  • Native to North America.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Ranunculaceae
Genus Anemone
Common names Anemone, Windflower
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 6" - 2'
(15cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Native Plants United States, New York, Maine, Vermont, Northeast, Pacific Northwest, California, Alaska, Midwest, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Ranunculaceae
Genus Anemone
Common names Anemone, Windflower
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 6" - 2'
(15cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Native Plants United States, New York, Maine, Vermont, Northeast, Pacific Northwest, California, Alaska, Midwest, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Do I Need?
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