Spring Anemones

totototo@telus.net totototo@telus.net
Fri, 17 Apr 2009 11:47:33 PDT
On 8 Apr 2009, at 9:31, totototo@telus.net wrote:

> 'Scythinica' came from a garden being dismantled before its owner sold her
> house: white with blue reverse to the petals. 

I have to correct myself. The reverse of 'Scythinica', though described as blue 
by all the authorities and by myself in the quoted message, is actually a blue-

Our local rock garden club's show is on this weekend, and I entered a group of 
"three rock garden plants in the same genus", choosing Anemone appenina 'Alba', 
Anemone blanda 'Scythinica', and Anemone nemorosa 'Phyllodic form'. The A. 
appenina and A. blanda are quite similar in appearance, but with the two in 
close conjunction, it's clear that A.a.'s reverse is a true blue, while A.b.'s 
has a distinct purplish tinge.

And while I'm at it, what color is the reverse of Anemone blanda 'White 

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate
on beautiful Vancouver Island


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