Wood anemone and relatives

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Hoy
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Wood anemone and relatives

Wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa it is here - hvitveis in Norwegian) is one of my favorite plants. The wild ones start flowering late March/early April and continue through May.
In the garden I have several forms, here are three:

The light blue (or what you will call that color) is a seedling of A. nemorosa 'Robinsoniana' I think. It pops up many places in the garden. The cream yellow is a cross between nemorosa and ranunculoides. I had to buy a new one, the big clump I had was conquered by lesser celandine (a weed here). The yellow is A. ranunculoides, a Norwegian native though not common. I have three distinct types. They differ from nemorosa in color and in having more than one flower pr stem.

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I have several of these in my garden but alas, they are just starting to bud...the straight species is just about to open if we could get a sunny day.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Hoy
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Anemone obtusifolia was new to me when I bought three small plants to try. They have behaved well and slowly increased.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Trond, we seem to have the same Anemone....mine are just opened...A. ranunculoides, A. ranunculoides X nemorosa and A. nemorosa 'Robinsoniana'.

BTW, A. obtusiloba is delightful.  I've tried it from seed, but no luck.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Hoy
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Todd wrote:

Trond, we seem to have the same Anemone....mine are just opened...A. ranunculoides, A. ranunculoides X nemorosa and A. nemorosa 'Robinsoniana'.

Interesting. Similar climate or same likings?

BTW, A. obtusiloba is delightful.  I've tried it from seed, but no luck.

I tried from seed too but had to buy plants.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
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It seems some of these will survive a wide range of climatic conditions, given that they can even be grown here.

Anemone obtusiloba is exquisite, especially the blue!  I read the glowing write-up in the Wrightman's catalogue, but with so many seedlings, I didn't make an order - now I regret it, seeing yours!

Here is Anemone trifoliata - very pristine white flowers:

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Hoy
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A. trifoliata is very pretty! I had a little colony but they have disappeared defeated by a rhododendron.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Some Anemone's flowering here during the last week:

Anemone nemorosa 'Vestal'
Anemone oppositifolia 'Yellow'

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

Martin Tversted
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I just collected a wild A nemorosa with lilla/purple colors in the white. Very nice indeed.
Maybe a new cultivar?
Martin

Martin Tversted
Central Jutland, Denmark Z6

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Martin wrote:

I just collected a wild A nemorosa with lilla/purple colors in the white. Very nice indeed.
Maybe a new cultivar?
Martin

Martin,

do you have a picture of the flower? i'm curious.

I saw on your site you grow Drosera brevifolia. Is that species hardy for you?

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

Martin Tversted
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I get some pix updated. But they are not good and the flowers are fading. Not the best time to transplant them.

No, brevifolia is an annual here as it is many places in nature.

Martin

Martin Tversted
Central Jutland, Denmark Z6

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