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Anemone nemorosa (Wood Anemone)

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


Vigorous, Anemone nemorosa (Wood Anemone) is a dwarf herbaceous perennial producing masses of star-shaped, single, white poppy-like flowers, 1-1.5 in. wide (2-4 cm), sometimes flushed pink or purple on their reverse, and with a ring of prominent golden stamens. Borne on short upright stems, the blossoms 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 an impressive carpet in shaded areas where its luminous, bright faces are highly appealing.

  • Rising up to 6-10 in. tall (15-25 cm), this Anemone naturalizes well and 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 or full shade. Before planting, add a bucket or two of leaf mould or composted bark into the top few inches of the soil. Keep the soil moist during the growing season. Once established, this plants enjoys 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.
  • Deer and rabbit resistant!
  • To be planted in fall.
  • Propagate by seed, sowing them in containers in a cold frame when ripe or separate the rhizomes in spring when the foliage has died back
  • Contact with sap may irritate skin

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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, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 6" – 10" (15cm – 25cm)
Spread 6" – 2' (15cm – 60cm)
Spacing 3" (7cm)
Depth 3" (7cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses 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, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 6" – 10" (15cm – 25cm)
Spread 6" – 2' (15cm – 60cm)
Spacing 3" (7cm)
Depth 3" (7cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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