Parsley Leaf Windflower
“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. Tasteful and deceptively delicate looking, Anemone is also tough and undemanding. Most will multiply readily in rich sandy loam, and are perfect for naturalizing in a woodland setting.
Reminiscent of triple curled parsley, the striking green leaves are embellished with curious curves, crinkles, ruffles and red-tinged margins. In autumn, 2 ft. tall stalks present delicate, 3 in. wide pale pink flowers, centered by shaggy yellow eyes, above an ultra-textured mound, which is more compact and less spreading than other hupehensis cultivars. Though there’s some confusion about its origins, this unusual British selection may be ‘Lady Gilmour’, an age-old cultivar first recorded in 1895.
Size: 20" – 2' 0" high x 2' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Anemone Fantasy ‘Snow Angel’
- Anemone x hybrida ‘Alice’
- Anemone x hybrida ‘Andrea Atkinson’
- Anemone x lesseri
- Anemone leveillei
- Anemone magellanica
- Anemone multifida ‘Annabella White’
- Anemone nemorosa ‘Vestal’
- Anemone palmata
- Anemone rivularis ‘Glacier’
- Anemone ‘Ruffled Swan’
- Anemone sylvestris
- Anemone ‘Wild Swan’