A rarely offered cultivar from our native wood anemone, with fully double blue eyed flowers.
Good for underplanting trees and shrubs. Will slowly colonise an area to create a carpet. Flowers in March and April.
Fresh plantings may sometimes have single and/or pure white flowers. After a year or two the flowers will almost all be doubled and showing their proper colour.
The sight of a carpet of white stars on a sunny day is a true sign that spring has sprung. The spring flowers are a useful source of food for sleepy foraging bees. Wood Anemones look best on-masse so if possible, plant several in a clump and for the first couple of years increase the collection for free by dividing the rhizomes.
Any shady spot will support a happy colony of Anemone, so even if you have a city garden, you can plant them in a border that's shaded by a building. Add a bucket or two of leaf-mould to the soil before planting and don't add any fertiliser.
We have several varieties of anemone available, use the search box above to explore.
Common name(s): Wood Anemone
Syn: Anemone nemorosa 'Old Blue Eyes'.
Please note that depending on the time of year, anemones may have been recently repotted when you receive them. When not in leaf these plants are dormant as small rhizomes under the soil.