[SPAM] Re: Spring Anemones

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 13:12:55 PDT
Jane McGary mentioned Anemone biflora. 


The photograph of this species in The Bulb Book of Rix & Phillips was my
introduction to this species. A form with bright red flowers is shown there.
It's been 25 years since I first saw that, and I've been waiting patiently
for that species to appear in bulb catalogs. 


For those of us who live in climates where severe winters make the poppy
anemones unreliable garden plants, this species seemed to give hope of a
winter hardy red-flowered vernal anemone.


But have I got it right? Can we expect this species to be as hardy as, for
instance, Anemone blanda? Is there some difficulty which has kept this
species from becoming a common garden plant?  



Jim McKenney


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