An old variety found by William Robinson in The Oxford Botanic Gardens in 1880s. Taller than most with lavender-blue flowers in March and April. One of the best Anemones.
Good for underplanting trees and shrubs. Naturalises to form good-sized clumps.
RHS Award of Garden Merit.
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.
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Common name(s): Wood Anemone
Photo courtesy of The Hardy Plant Society