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Anemone quinquefolia (Wood Anemone)

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Anemone quinquefolia (Wood Anemone) is a delicate, early-spring perennial producing masses of single, star-shaped, white flowers, 1 in. wide (2.5 cm), sometimes flushed pink or rose-red on their reverse, and with a ring of prominent creamy-white stamens. Borne on short upright stems, the blossoms rise above whorls of deeply, finely cut, dark green leaves. Blooming in mid spring to early summer, this spring ephemeral will go dormant as temperatures rise in summer. Colony forming, Wood Anemone slowly spreads from a slender rhizome to form a charming groundcover in shaded areas. This exquisite wildflower can be found in wooded areas of the eastern half of the United States. It is a perfect addition along shady edges of ponds or streams or planted in drifts in woodland gardens.

  • Rising up to 6-10 in. tall (15-25 cm), this Anemone naturalizes well and will gradually spread into colorful colonies. 
  • Easily grown in humus-rich, fertile, moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soils in part shade or full shade.
  • Undemanding and virtually pest-free and disease-free, this Anemone is a welcomed addition to woodland gardens. Deer resistant.
  • Propagate by division of clump.
  • Contact with sap may irritate skin
  • Native to North America.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Anemones - Windflowers
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 6" – 10" (15cm – 25cm)
Spread 6" – 10" (15cm – 25cm)
Spacing 10" (25cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Anemones - Windflowers
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 6" – 10" (15cm – 25cm)
Spread 6" – 10" (15cm – 25cm)
Spacing 10" (25cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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