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.
Common name(s): Wood Anemone
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.
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.
Photo courtesy of The Hardy Plant Society