Wood Anemones (Anemone Nemerosa)
When you come across Wood Anemones in the wild they can form an effect like a large carpet. They have delicate, nodding flowers which are sometimes pink rather than white. Even when the flowers have finished flowering the foliage is still attractive.
In the wild Wood Anemones generally grow in deciduous woods and open sites where there is low fertility. They will often be seen growing alongside hedges and on banks quite often with primroses.
Wood Anemones are commonly known as windflowers an apt name as they often grow on many windswept hills and they also flower at the windy times of the year.
Flowering Season March to April
Height of 15 centimetres
Cultivation Wood Anemones are perennial plants that grow from underground rhizomes. They do best on well drained sites where there is no other plant competition.
Plant them about 20 centimetres apart and they should spread rapidly. Best planted in late autumn to September/October. Wood Anemone should be soaked in water for a couple for hours before planting.
They should be then planted horizontally at about 1 to 2 inches depth and covered in soil or leaf mould