|Height:||10-30 cm (0.3-1 ft)|
|Flower Colors:||red, blue, white, pink|
|Flower Season:||mid spring|
|Life form:||deciduous tuber|
Anemone coronaria, the poppy anemone, is a native of the Mediterranean, including France, the Iberian Peninsula, the Apennine Peninsula, the Balkan Peninsula, Turkey, the Eastern Mediterranean, Egypt, Tunesia and Algeria. First photo below of a field of Anemone coronaria in full bloom in the Shokeda Forest in Israel, 2012, by Wikipedia contributor Zachi Evenor (see the original image on Wikipedia here). Second photo by Travis Owen shows typical looking seedlings, mixed into the surface of the potting soil in a gallon pot shortly after they were ripe. The pot was kept moist and in high-canopy shade, germination occurred within six weeks. Photos 3 an 4 show plants in habitat in Apulia - Southern Italy by Angelo Porcelli. Shlomit Heymann took photos 5 and 6 in habitat in Israel on February 14, 2011.
Anemone coronaria 'Hollandia' is one of the poppy anemones, here pictured in the first photograph by Jim McKenney in his Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, zone 7 garden. These plants had the protection of a cold frame during the winter. This species will survive the winter here without protection, but such plants rarely bloom well because the foliage is apt to be severely damaged. Remaining photos by David Pilling, the coin is about 1 inch in diameter. Tubers planted in autumn soon produced foliage which grew throughout the winter, with flowers starting early in March. Photo 4 shows some anthers have opened revealing the pollen inside. Photo 6 shows that the stamens move forward as the flower ages.
More photos showing a double form, and tubers.
Video time lapse by David Pilling, taken on the 19th. April 2013 from 14:22 to 17:07 of flower closing as shadow passes over greenhouse