Anemone nemorosa

Scientific name: Anemone nemorosa

Synonym: Anemone nemorosa mixed


Common names: “woodland anemone” “lady’s nightcap” “moonflower” “nightcaps” “old woman’s nest” “wind-flower” “wood crowfoot”

Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial with woody rhizomes


Zone: 5-9

Light: Full sun – open shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Humus rich

Moisture: Moist well drained, tolerates drier conditions when dormant


Plant Size: 4″-20″ H & W

Leaf and Stem shape: A slender rhizome and deeply cut leaves

Flower: Solitary flowers with about 7 white petals, sometimes flushed pink on reverse

Pruning: N/a

Maintenance: Low

Landscape use: Flower borders, shrub underplanting, cottage, meadow, rock garden, woodland groundcover

Propagate: By seed and rhizome division, naturalizes well by little woody rootlets

Pests & Disease: None

*Deer resistant

Comments: Easy care – no fuss, easy to transplant

Cultivars: ~AGM winners: A. n. ‘Vestal’ – light blue

A. n. ‘Robinsoniana’ – pale lavender petals with golden stamens

A. n. ‘Virescens’ , A. n. ‘Allenii’



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