Anemone nemorosa 'Alba Plena' (Wood Anemone)
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Anemone nemorosa 'Alba Plena' (Wood Anemone)

Wood Anemone 'Alba Plena', Lady's Nightcap 'Alba Plena', Moonflower 'Alba Plena', Nightcaps 'Alba Plena', Old Woman's Nest 'Alba Plena', Wind-Flower 'Alba Plena', Wood Crowfoot 'Alba Plena', Wood Windflower 'Alba Plena'


Resembling a perfect powder puff, Anemone nemorosa 'Alba Plena' (Wood Anemone) is a dwarf, mat-forming, rhizomatous herbaceous perennial producing a profusion of pure white flowers adorned with a cute dome-shaped center packed with narrow staminodes. Borne on short upright stems, they rise above a deeply, finely cut, dark green foliage. Blooming in early to late spring, this Anemone spreads by branched and creeping rhizomes to form a showy floral carpet in shaded areas.

  • Rising up to 4 in. tall (10 cm) and 16 in. wide (40 cm), this Anemone naturalizes well and will gradually spread into colorful colonies. It will go dormant as temperatures rise in summer
  • On a gray day, the flowers remain closed and hang their heads, but when the sun shines, the blossoms are held aloft, fully open, and follow the sun's course across the sky.
  • Easily grown in humus-rich, fertile, moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soils in part shade. Keep the soil moist during the growing season. Once established, this plant has some drought tolerance while dormant.
  • Undemanding and virtually pest-free and disease-free, this Anemone is a welcomed addition to borders, under trees and large shrubs, rock gardens or in woodlands. For best visual impact, plant en masse.
  • To be planted in fall.
  • Propagate by seed or by division when the foliage has died back.
  • Contact with sap may irritate skin
  • Anemone nemorosa species is native to Europe.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Anemones - Windflowers
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Depth 2" (5cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Anemones - Windflowers
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Depth 2" (5cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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