“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. Elegant 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.
Unlike many Anemones, "Alice" spreads slowly, growing into a clump 3 ft. across within 3 years. It is robust and upright with large leaves that outsize the foliage of most hybrida forms. In our garden, the semidouble soft pink flowers appear to float against a hedge of Carpinus and contrast well with the yellow fall foliage of Amsonia hubrichtii.
Blooms late August–October
Size: 5' 0" – 6' 0" high x 3' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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