Cut-leaf Wind Flower
“The floure never openth it selfe, but when the wynde bloweth,” wrote William Turner, in A New Herbal (1560). In our garden, however, we enjoy the buttercup-shaped flowers in any weather, windy or not. Tasteful and deceptively delicate, Anemone is also tough and undemanding. Most will multiply readily in rich sandy loam, and are perfect for naturalizing in a woodland setting.
A low-laying ferny mound of finespun green foliage and firm, somewhat fuzzy, upright stems lift the enchanting cupped white blooms. Selected from the North American native Anemone, ‘Annabella White’ keeps our interest sparked as abundant seed heads appear looking a bit like unripe strawberries, then later morph into a fluffy dove-gray mop. This compact undemanding perennial lends lovely accents to the rockery, a cottage garden, alpine planting or naturalized meadow, where it thwarts deer, looks most effective en masse and enjoys average well-drained soil with adequate moisture.
Size: 10" – 20" high x 10" – 12" wide.
Hardy to zone 3.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Anemone Fantasy™ ‘Snow Angel’
- Anemone hupehensis ‘Crispa’
- Anemone x hybrida ‘Alice’
- Anemone x hybrida ‘Andrea Atkinson’
- Anemone x lesseri
- Anemone leveillei
- Anemone magellanica
- Anemone nemorosa ‘Vestal’
- Anemone palmata
- Anemone rivularis ‘Glacier’
- Anemone ‘Ruffled Swan’
- Anemone sylvestris
- Anemone ‘Wild Swan’