This Old World species bears masses of glistening white, fragrant blooms in May with repeat bloom during the cool days of early fall. The simple flowers are carried on 18″ stems and look lovely in bright woodlands or the sunny wild gardens where this plant belongs. Try it as an underplanting for Asiatic Lilies; it will extend the Lilies' season of bloom and shade their feet from the hot sun. A. sylvestris is a vigorous spreader, but that's no vice with looks like these. As with other 'near-wild' plants, it is not fussy about soil and is pest-free. The only thing it can't endure is desert heat.
For more information on the growing and care of Anemone, click Growing Guide.
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The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
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About ready to give up from Chicago, IL
I can't keep this plant contained. I spend days every spring trying to dig it out, to no avail. In two months it's back in force. The rhizomes entwine themselves in the roots of other plants and are impossible to remove. It has invaded my daylilies and iris. It has jumped the lawn into other more formal beds 50 feet away. I can't move anything without spreading this plant. Don't plant it anywhere, unless you don't want it everywhere! Plant some lily of the valley instead.
Ginger from Angelus Oaks, California
I originally bought 6 of these plants 5 years ago and now have about 60. They spread by rhizome into adjacent areas, and by seed into other beds as long as water and shade conditions are to their liking. I have a mountain garden where part shade and a once/weekly watering schedule seem to suit them. They intermingle with Columbine, native Fern and Daffodils under my Rhododendrons. They have never moved into my Echinacea bed which gets almost full sun and water only twice/month.
Library Lady from Lancaster NY
I never get tired of looking at these blooms. I purchased my plant from WFF over 20 years ago, and now have divided, transplanted and gifted this plant many times over. Not only does it bloom for me in spring and fall, it also blooms in mid summer! The contrast of the white flower with yellow center and the beautiful green leaves makes it a perfect plant. The deer never touch it, another plus.
Sometime Gardener from Madison, WI
I planted the first of these a year ago in a bed that had been neglected by the prior owner for years. The anemone took and has grown more graceful in the meantime. I have since planted it in another bed, dug from the neglected lawn.
Yoga Jen from Cincinnati, OH
This is one of my favorites! It blooms early in the season and the blooms are so fresh and pretty after months of cold. It's hardy and spreads like crazy. The flowers remind me of tiny poppies. They are cute and cheerful. The habit of this plant is very generous. It gets around!
Latin Name Pronunciation: ah-nem'-oh-nee
Grows in full sun or partial shade in the North; requires protection from the midday sun in the South and warm inland areas of the West. Not fussy about soil. Spreads vigorously once established. Lift running plantlets in spring and share with friends.