Anemone nemorosa

Judy Glattstein
Mon, 21 Apr 2003 17:07:23 PDT
Anemone nemorosa is easy to grow here in New Jersey. I moved
some 'Vestal', the crested white form from my Connecticut garden
when we moved here 7 years ago. I also brought some largish blue
ones, probably 'Robinsonniana'. I am also growing A. ranunculoides,
but prefer the hybrid A. X lipsiensis, with larger, creamy yellow
flowers. A. ranunculoides is in flower now, A. nemorosa in bud. Lots
of A. blanda in bloom also.

Probably the most "unusual" anemone I grow is Anemone flaccida,
a species from Japan with attractive, but fugacious foliage (summer
dormant.) It is a shy bloomer, with only a modest, actually minimal
is probably more accurate, display. Each flowering stem produces
a sequence of two pure white flowers. They grow from a rhizome
that looks like a fat A. nemorosa, chestnut brown in color. They
prefer woodland shade and a moist to average site.

Judy in New Jersey where Dicentra cucullaria and Erythronium americanum are
in flower in the nearby woods

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