The double-flowered version of our native wood anemone. Pure white double flowers in early spring. Looks really good planted on its own or among the single variety.
Good for underplanting trees and shrubs. Will slowly colonise an area to create a carpet.
Flowers in April and May.
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 anenome available, use the search box above to explore.
Common name(s): Wood Anemone