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Anemone ranunculoides (Yellow Wood Anemone)

Wood Ginger, Yellow Anemone, Yellow Wood Anemone

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Anemone ranunculoides, Wood Ginger, Yellow Anemone, Yellow Wood Anemone, Yellow Flowers
Anemone ranunculoides, Wood Ginger, Yellow Anemone, Yellow Wood Anemone, Yellow Flowers

Native to European woodlands, Anemone ranunculoides (Yellow Wood Anemone) is a showy herbaceous perennial producing a profusion of shiny, cup-shaped, bright golden yellow flowers in early to mid-spring. Resembling buttercups, the cute blossoms, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), are borne just above the attractive foliage of deeply-cut, three-lobed, toothed leaves. Yellow Wood Anemone naturalizes well and spreads quite quickly by creeping rhizomes to form colorful colonies. It makes a great floral display in the spring and goes dormant as temperatures rise in mid to late summer. A charming woodland ground cover for the partly shaded garden.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 4-8 in. tall and wide (10-20 cm).
  • Easily grown in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soils in part shade. Keep the soil moist during the growing season.
  • Undemanding, this Anemone is a welcomed addition to borders, under trees and large shrubs, rock gardens, cottage gardens, or woodlands. For best visual impact, plant en masse.
  • Keep an eye out for slugs, caterpillars, powdery mildew, leaf spot, and rust. Deer resistant.
  • To be planted in fall.
  • Propagate by division of rhizomes after the leaves have died down.
  • Native to Europe.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Ranunculaceae
Genus Anemone
Common names Windflower, Anemone
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid)
Height 4" - 8"
(10cm - 20cm)
Spread 4" - 8"
(10cm - 20cm)
Spacing 4" - 8"
(10cm - 20cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Ranunculaceae
Genus Anemone
Common names Windflower, Anemone
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid)
Height 4" - 8"
(10cm - 20cm)
Spread 4" - 8"
(10cm - 20cm)
Spacing 4" - 8"
(10cm - 20cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard
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