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Anemone rivularis (Riverside Windflower)

Riverside Windflower, River Anemone, River Windflower, Eriocapitella rivularis, Anemone geraniifolia


Anemone rivularis (Riverside Windflower) is a clump-forming perennial with stiff, free-branching stems bearing umbels of delicate, saucer-shaped, white flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), often tinged blue on the reverse. The flowers feature interesting violet-blue anthers. Blooming in late spring and early summer, the blossoms are borne above deeply divided, dark green leaves. Native to south west China, parts of the Himalayas and north India, Anemone rivularis is found on forest margins, grassy slopes, streamsides and lakesides. It is a perfect addition to the bog garden or along ponds and streams.

  • Grows up to 24-36 in. tall (60-90 cm) and 12-24 in. wide (30-60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun to part shade in moist but well-drained soils. Tolerates wet soils.
  • A welcomed addition to beds and borders, bog gardens, cottage gardens, wildflower meadows.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for eelworms, slugs, caterpillars and powdery mildew. Deer resistant.
  • Cut back after flowering.
  • Propagate by division in early spring.
  • Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset, contact may irritate skin. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling.
  • Native to south west China, parts of the Himalayas and north India.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Anemones - Windflowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Wet Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Bog Gardens, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles 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 6 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Anemones - Windflowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Wet Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Bog Gardens, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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