| Anemone narcissiflorum; photo by Todd Boland|
- Description and general information
- This anemone is native throughout Eurasia but var. villosissima is native to Alaka, var. monantha to Alaska, North-west Territories, Yukon and BC and var. zephyra to Colorado and Wyoming. Pictured here is the European form which is perhaps the most common form grown in cultivation.
- Plants produce 3-10 ternate-divided basal leaves and several flower stems that reach 20-60 cm. The 2-8 white flowers per stem are produced in an umbel throughout spring. In the wild, they occur in grassy or peaty alpine meadows.
- Plants require a well-drained soil that is gritty but high in organic matter. Full sun is prefered in the north while in warmer areas, part-shade is appreciated. They are rated hardy through zone 3.
- Bloom period
- This anemone blooms in April in southern regions but as late as July in northern areas.
- Division or seed.
- As soon as seeds are ripe, sow them and leave outside for the winter. Otherwise sow in fall and stratify for 3 months. Seeds have short viability. Some success may be had with using GA then sowing at 20 C.
- Only useful on very large specimens as this species is slow to increase and can be set-back by division.
- Not practiced.
- 1. www.onrockgarden.com/germination-guide/plants?title=&start=anemone+narcissiflora&contain=
Created by Todd Boland.
Last Modification: Saturday 23 of June, 2012 18:32:06 CDT by Todd Boland.
The original document is available at http://nargs.org/nargswiki/tiki-index.php?page=Plant+of+the+Month+July+2012