Anemones are beautiful, graceful flowers that float above slender stalks. Commonly known as Windflower, an Anemone will bloom in spring, summer, and early fall depending on the variety. Blooms are cupped in pink, rose, or white with a lobed foliage. Anemones grow best in full sun or part shade and in Utah’s climate should not be placed where the hot afternoon sun can damage them. Although considered an annual in Utah, these may come back the following year after a moderate winter freeze. Place compost around the stalks to retain moisture and water frequently. Dead-heading is recommended to prevent seeding and an overall clean appearance in your garden. Compliment with other annuals and mid-season blooming perennials.
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Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Pink, Rose
Spring blooming anemones do best in part shade. Fall bloomers thrive in full sun to part shade. All appreciate soil that is moist, but well-drained- never soggy and on the acid side.
Container grown plants can be set out throughout the growing season, but spring is preferred for fall bloomers. Divide the spring bloomers in midsummer or early fall. Space wood anemones 10 inches apart, snowdrop anemones 12-24 inches apart and fall bloomers 18 inches apart. Prepare the garden bed by using a garden fork or tiller to loosen the soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches, then mix in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost. Dig a hole twice the diameter of the pot the plant is in. Carefully remove the plant from its container and place it in the hole so the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Carefully fill in around the root ball and firm the soil gently. Water thoroughly.
Divide or move plants in the garden only in the spring. Fall anemones may be slow to establish, but once they are settled in they have a tendency to spread, as do the spring bloomers. Deadheading won’t prolong bloom, but will make plants look neater.
Turtlehead – For a great late-summer show in light shade, pair hybrid anemone with turtlehead. Use turtlehead as a backdrop because the airy flower stems of anemone have a see-through quality.
Culver’s root – The 4- to 6-foot-tall spires of Culver’s root are topped with white to pale pink spires of bloom that blend beautifully with fall-blooming anemones.
Liverleaf – Pair the small, spring-blooming anemones with other woodland wildflowers such as liverwort for a natural look.