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We grow various species and varieties of anemones in the country


Anemones (Anemone) - flowers of the Buttercup family, pleasing the eye with their flowering from early spring to mid-September.

It is not difficult to grow forest beauty in the open field, and flowers will be pleasing to the eye for a long time - anemones are perennial plants.

Anemone, Anemone, Windmill - one flower and many names. Anemone anemone called because the flowers are sensitive to gusts of wind. Their petals tremble at the easiest breath and in the mass create a wave like a sea. Initially, anemones grew in the forest, in the fields, in any wilderness.

Now there are 3 decorative types:

  • crown anemone
  • anemone tender
  • Japanese anemone

These are tall flowers - sometimes their height reaches 60 cm. Among other low flowers, anemones look like a ship's mast. Have a bright coloring, each of the species - its own. Sepals do not fall off. Umbrellas bloom from 2 to 9 flowers, or large single flowers.

Anemones are shade-tolerant and sun-loving. By shade-tolerant anemone origin of deciduous forests: Altai and Amur.

Sun-loving anemones are gentle and castellated. A forest anemone well tolerates even short-term droughts.

Forest anemone

A special feature of forest anemones except for white flowers is thick foliage. Covering the area of ​​its growth with a green carpet, the anemone makes it visually beautiful.

Forest anemone blooms twice a year - in spring and early autumn. Withstands even the winter cold, so you do not need to cover it for the winter.

The plant is very unpretentious in content, it quickly grows into whole glades. When the forest anemone begins to bloom, one flower is shown above the greens first. A couple of days later, the others join him.

The forest anemone grows in light peaty soils, but even in poor sandy soil it feels comfortable. Especially to feed it is not necessary.

The only thing worth remembering is to avoid excessive moisture and stagnant moisture in the soil.

Crown Anemone

This species has the largest inflorescence of all anemones. But it blooms, unlike the forest anemone, about 40 days a year. The color is not always solid, sometimes you can see blotches of a lighter shade.

Catching anemone coronated best spring. Anemone is sun-loving, and the place to choose must be chosen appropriate.

Before planting, you need to dig up the ground (remember that anemones like loose, light soil) and fertilize. Plant anemone tubers need at a distance of about 20 cm from each other, to a depth of 10 cm. Do not forget to water the hole well after.

The crown anemone can be saved in the cold season, but only in the greenhouse.

After planting flowers do not require special care. Watering anemone is only needed during its active growth and flowering. Until this time, it is possible to feed the flowers with fertilizers in liquid form.

In autumn, when flowering is over, the tubers can be dug out, dried well and stored separately in a cool place. If it is decided to leave the tubers in the open ground, then you need to cover the hole with a layer of peat, sand and sawdust, as well as cover with foil. About good preservation of tubers, they will sprout a few years in a row.

Japanese anemone

It blooms in autumn, almost to mid-September. The buds are thrown away in early August.

Feels good in the shade and in the light. If the landing site with a lot of sunlight - give the anemone enough moisture.

It is necessary to take into account only one thing - you should not plant a Japanese anemone in the shade of tall buildings and large trees, as well as trees with a strong root system.

Also, the Japanese anemone is sensitive to transplants, so it is planted in one place for a long time.

  • Planting flowers as well as the above varieties are better in spring.
  • The soil must first be dug up and cleaned from the roots of extraneous weeds.
  • Note that the ground should be moist, porous and rich in humus.
  • If the soil needs it, ash or dolomite flour is added.

It is necessary to plant a Japanese anemone so that its roots grow freely and do not overlap with other plants. The depth of the hole for planting - 5 cm. Do not forget to water the flowers after planting in the ground.

Note! The ground next to the Japanese anemone cannot be loosened, because its roots are close to the soil surface.

Watering the flower depends on this circumstance. In dry weather, the earth dries quickly, and anemone roots cannot take water from the depths of the soil. Watch the weather and, if necessary, water the flower at least once a week.

For the winter, the Japanese anemone is covered with fallen leaves. The flower tolerates cold down to -20 degrees.

Anemone tender

  • Blossoms a couple of weeks in May
  • It looks like a multi-colored daisy
  • Only one flower blooms on each stalk.
  • Height reaches 20 cm

To plant the anemone tender need in loose and humus-rich soil. It is better if the landing site is shaded.

Unlike previous anemone, you need to plant not a tuber, but a rhizome. Beforehand, it should be left in a growth stimulator solution for several hours.

The soil should be wet and loose. All anemones like this type of soil. The rhizome of anemone tender sits at a depth of about 5 cm.

If you didn’t find time to land in spring, then in winter (February - March) you can plant an anemone in a pot on the windowsill. And in the spring already grown flower to plant in an open ground.

Anemone tender - winter-hardy plant. But it is still better in the winter period (especially if there is not much snow) to cover it with fallen leaves.

Anemone is very unpretentious in care and maintenance, does not cause worries during planting and flowering. Simplicity is the main quality of this beautiful flower.

Anemone hybrid (Anemone × hybrida)

Hybrid anemones - a type artificially created by growers-breeders for use in landscape design. They are obtained by crossing a Japanese variety with Anemone vitifolia.

  1. “Queen Charlotte” (‘Queen Charlotte’) with semi-double flowers of rich pink color.
  2. ‘Honorine Jobert’ with white petals.
  3. ‘Rosenschale’, whose stems reach a height of 60–85 cm. It has large pink flowers.

The flowering of most varieties of the species occurs in September-October, and ends only with the onset of constant cold weather.

Dubravnaya (Anemone nemorosa)

This species is also called "white" for the natural color of the petals. On the basis of the plant varieties are bred with other colors: pink, lilac, bluish. The structure of the flower can be both simple and semi-double. The height of the stems is small - only 20-30 cm, and the diameter of the flowers does not exceed 3.5 cm.

Anemone oak forest blooms in spring - almost immediately after the snow melts. The flowering period lasts almost a month. Already in June, the leaves begin to acquire a yellow shade, and by the height of summer they completely dry. The species propagates by seeds, but because of their poor preservation, the division of the bush is more often used. You can appreciate the modest beauty and features of this anemone in the photo.

The anemone oakwood has an important advantage - unpretentiousness in the conditions of the climate of the middle zone. The “historical” homeland of the plant is the forests of central Russia, where it can be seen in the spring forest. Therefore, in the garden, the white anemone grows without difficulty: it is enough to plant it in a shaded corner, because in nature it is under the canopy of trees. She also loves moisture.

Another feature of the variety is strong branching of the rhizome. If you do not control the process of growth, then soon the anemone Dubravnaya populates a vast area in the garden. It is also recommended to pick off old flowers in order not to aggravate the situation with self-sowing.

There are artificially bred varieties:

  • ‘Alba Plena’ - double white flower,
  • ‘Allenii’ is a rare variety with pink-topped bluish petals,
  • ‘Robinsoniana’ with lilac color.

Crown (Anemone coronaria)

Conical anemone - perhaps the most popular variety of plants used for gardening. The palette of shades and the variety of the color structure is amazing. On the basis of this type, varieties with a high decorative effect are derived. True, the care of such a flower requires some knowledge and attention, but compliance with the rules will help make it a highlight of the garden.

The plant prefers soils with the addition of lime.

The diameter of the flowers can reach 8 cm in diameter. The species prefers a warm climate (its homeland is the Mediterranean), where it grows up to 45 cm in height, but does not exceed 20 cm in climate. The anemone is grown as an annual or use special measures (shelter, digging of tubers) to keep year.

All varieties of plants are divided into 2 large groups:

  • coronata de cane anemone (‘De caen’) with a simple flower structure,
  • St Bridget anemone (‘St. Brigid’) with semi- and terry.

If you do not dig up the tubers for the winter or plant them in the fall, then flowering will begin in late May or early summer (depending on weather conditions). During spring planting, it falls on the middle of summer and is little expressive, and the re-emergence of the buds coincides with the arrival of frost.

  1. Anemone "Admiral" with raspberry color with soft pearl shimmer and emerald leaves. Plant height is about 20 cm.
  2. Fokker with purple-blue petals. The middle of the flower is an unusual dark, almost black. It has a semi-double structure and looks luxurious on a flower bed.
  3. Anemone "Lord Lieutenant" - a spectacular plant with double flowers. Their colors are blue, more saturated than those of Mr. Fokker, and the same dark middle. The variety goes well with other flowers in the garden and does not interfere with them.
  4. "Bicolor" - boasts original white petals. A bright purple stripe runs around their center.
  5. "Holland", has red flowers with a snow-white middle.
  6. Anemone "Governor" - another bright variety, painted in scarlet. Differs in high double-faced and white color of petals at their base. The plant has multiple lush, black stamens.
  7. ‘Sylphide’ is a raspberry variety.
  8. Anemone "De Kaen" Mix - suitable for those who want to diversify their flower bed with a scattering of bright flowers. Their color can be variable: from light to dark saturated.
  9. Mount Everest Anemone is a plant with neat flowers of increased terryiness. Numerous petals, collected almost in the shape of a ball, have a light golden center. They are painted in white color.

Forest (Anemone sylvestris)

This anemone is a perennial, because it feels good in a temperate climate and tolerates the cold winter well. She prefers light soils. It grows quickly, forming a fluffy pillow of green leaves. Plant height varies from 25 to 50 cm. Its slightly drooping flowers are small (from 3 to 5 cm), painted white. They decorate the site at the end of May or at the beginning of June, and the flowering period lasts 2–3 weeks.

Forest anemone blooms longer in the shade than in the open area.

Artificially derived varieties of plants with larger (about 8 cm in diameter) and terry flowers.

Delicate (Anemone blanda)

The plants are miniature: they rise only 5–10 cm above the ground. Flowers that look like daisies appear in the spring for 2–3 weeks. It grows in both sunny and semi-shaded areas. The colors of the anemones of the Bland are varied.

  1. “Charmer” (темно Charmer ’) with deep pink, almost purple petals.
  2. The Pink Star, or ‘Pink Star’, is notable for its pale lavender pink flowers.
  3. The Blue Shades anemone is colored in pale blue, which is reflected in the name of the variety: it translates as “blue shadow”. Popular plant with a modest but charming appearance.
  4. "Radar" - garden variety with purple petals.
  5. The “purple star” has a two-tone color: the white middle is in harmony with the main amethyst tone.

Hubei (Anemone hupehensis)

The height of Hubei anemones ranges from 50 to 120 cm. The flowers do not differ in large size - their diameter is about 5–7 cm, but they look very neat and elegant. They decorate the bush for 2 months: August and September.

  1. ‘Kriemhilde’, growing well in semi-shadowed places. Its flowers are semi-double, painted in rich pink-purple.
  2. ‘Splendens’ is a red variety.
  3. ‘September Charm’ is a tall plant bred in England and in good conditions, reaching 1.2 m. The color is pale pink, with a slight gradient transition from an almost white border to a more saturated center.

Japanese (Anemone japonica)

Japanese anemone is a small bush, the height of which does not exceed 40 cm, with leaves of dark color. The colors of the petals are diverse. Flowers are grouped into inflorescences. Anemone japonica was renamed Anemone hupehensis during botanical research, and today its name is Anemone scabiosa.

Anemone flowers in the natural range of growth are perennial, and in the middle lane can not withstand the winter frost. But gardeners love them for a beautiful and abundant flowering, albeit short. Growing a plant requires attention, although it is not particularly difficult. The main thing is to find a suitable place for it, based on the preferences of each variety.

Varieties and types of anemones

Anemone ordinary, or lumbago (A. pulsatilla)

Like many anemone, lumbago refers to the charming primroses. It blooms early in spring (before the appearance of rooted carved leaves) with single large purple bell-flowers, white or red flowers, crowning an upright stalk about 15 cm high.

In the spring, on the sunny edges of the forest or under the lacy shade of trees, you can still find beautiful overgrown curtains lumbago with an abundance of pale blue or blue-violet flowers. But it is not necessary to dig up these already very rare plants, they have fragile roots and are very poorly tolerated in transplantation. It is better to collect the numerous seeds of sleep-grass and scatter them everywhere in the forest, and at the same time sow in your garden.

Lumbago likes loose, agitated, nutritious soil. Sprinkle the seeds lightly with light soil, gently germinate the seedlings and water in the heat at first.

In the first winter, young plants should preferably be covered with dry sawdust or spruce. The flowering of the sown lumbago will have to wait two years, but then it will gradually grow and delight with its flowering for many, many years, without requiring any care.

Anemone tender (A. blanda)

Small dry nodules of anemone tender, equipped with spectacular pictures, can be found in flower shops in the fall and spring. This anemone has a lot of advantages, but, alas, and some serious flaws. The advantages include very delicate chamomile flowers - blue, white or pink. Flowers anemone tender appear simultaneously with the leaves in April, almost immediately from under the snow.

These miniature plants, not exceeding a height of 5-10 cm, usually bloom for 2-3 weeks - until about mid-May. By the end of May, the anemone leaves begin to wilt, and in June they completely disappear. That is why the ideal place for this species is the areas around large perennials that begin to grow only by the end of May. Almost any soil with good drainage and a small amount of sand will arrange the anemone tender. She prefers sunny areas or partial shade.

Three varieties are commonly found on sale: Blue Shades (blue), White Splendour (white), Charmer (pink). Now about the disadvantages of anemone tender. In fact, there is one drawback, but a very significant one: it is very difficult to make the nodules of this anemone purchased to germinate. Even despite soaking in water (for 1-2 hours) just before planting, out of 10 nodules germinate, at best, 2-3 pieces (and sometimes - not a single nodule!). The best results are not spring, but autumn planting of anemone tender (in this case, it is not necessary to soak the nodules before planting). But if the sprouts have sprouted, then you can forget about them for many years! Every year the anemones will grow more and more, and in a few years even a single plant will turn into a floral mat.

These anemones are completely frost-resistant, practically not affected by any disease and very unpretentious. If someone of your friends has tender anemones already growing, ask them for a few nodules (the best time for transplanting is the stage of yellowing of the leaves) and plant them right away in your garden. Just be sure to enclose the nodule planting site with pegs or stones so that you do not accidentally dig up anemones in the fall!

Popular varieties of anemone tender:

• ‘Blue Shades’, ‘Blue Shades’ (‘Blue Shades’) - blue flowers,

• ‘Charmer’ (‘Charmer’) - this garden form is characterized by dark pink flowers,

• ‘Pink Star’, ‘Pink Star’ (‘Pink Star’) - lavender-pink flowers,

• ‘Radar’ (‘Radar’) - a pleasant garden shape: purple-red flowers with a bright white center,

• ‘Rosea’, ‘Pink’ (‘Rosea’) - this cultural variation has cyclamen-red flowers,

• ‘Violet Star’, ‘Violet Star’ (‘Violet Star’) is white in the middle of the flower, and the color of tepals is amethyst-violet.

Анемона корончатая (A. coronaria)

Ещё один вид анемон, размножающийся преимущественно клубневидными отрезками корневища. Картинки именно с этими анемонами обычно поражают воображение начинающих цветоводов. И, увы, именно после не слишком удачного знакомства с ними, часто делаются выводы об ужасной капризности всех анемон в целом. Но сначала – вспомним о достоинствах этого вида. Анемона корончатая - признанная королева среди всего рода ветрениц. It has the largest (up to 8 cm in diameter) and bright flowers of various colors and shades (blue, white, red, pink, crimson). Its terry forms are very effective. But at the merits of the anemone crown end.

The fact is that this species is from the Mediterranean, and therefore in conditions of the middle belt winters extremely unstable and blooms rather modestly. If in the south its bushes reach a height of 45 cm, then we do not exceed 15-20 cm.

Sometimes this type of anemone is recommended to be dug out for the winter, but in this case (as well as during spring planting in general), the plant’s development cycle is completely lost. Under natural conditions (with autumn planting or without digging up for the winter), the castellated anemone blooms in late May and early June, in summer its leaves die off completely, and in early autumn, flowering (although less plentiful) repeats again. When spring planting, this anemone blooms (and somehow very inexpressive) only by the middle of summer, then begins to turn yellow, and repeated autumn flowering coincides with the first snow and strong frosts.

And this is despite the fact that the castellated anemone has the same drawback as the previous species: its tubers germinate very badly even after several hours of soaking. But if all that has been said does not scare you away, and yet you decide to try to grow these flowers, consider that they need a sunny location, fertile soil with added sand and good drainage.

The most common for cutting a tall variety of anemone crown `Mona Lisa` (in cutting costs up to 15 days), there are terry varieties.

Groups and varieties of coronous anemones:

• St. Brigid Mixed (Double) - up to 30-40 cm tall, double flowers and semi-double flowers of various colors:

• ‘Lord Lieutenant’ - dark blue,

• ‘Mount Everest’ - white,

• ‘Mr. Fokker ’- lilac (purple-blue),

• ‘The Governor’ - red with white center,

• DeCaen Mixed - up to 30-40 cm high, the flowers are simple, of various colors:

• ‘Bicolor’ - white with red trim at the center,

• ‘Hollandia’ - red with white center,

• ‘Sylphide’ - crimson (purple-pink).

Anemone oak or white (A. nemoroza)

This anemone is less popular with us than the previous two. The anemone Dubravnaya is propagated by seeds (which quickly lose their germination) and by dividing the bush. Unfortunately, I have never met her seeds or adult potted plants, so I’ll have to look for this plant at the growers. However, you can optionally find it in the forest. After all, forests of the European part of Russia are the birthplace of this species. Anemone nemorosa blooms in spring for 3-4 weeks (from late April to mid-May). The height of its bush does not exceed 20-30 cm, and the diameter of the flower is 2-3.5 cm. More often, the anemone Dubravnaya occurs with simple white flowers, although its varieties are bred with lilac, blue, pink flowers, simple and terry.

In June, the leaves of the anemone of this species begin to gradually turn yellow, and in early July, they completely die.

Anemone Dubravnaya has a very long branched rhizome, which quickly grows. As a result, this species quickly forms real thickets. In addition, if you do not tear off the faded flowers, then the seeds that give abundant self-seeding the next year ripen.

Vitality and simplicity - the main advantages of the oak forest anemone. For successful development they need loose moist soil (preferably with the addition of lime) and a shady or semi-shady place.

Popular varieties are Anemones or Anemone oakwood:

• 'Alba Plena' - a flower with a terry perianth white color,

• ‘Vestal’ - snow-white, terry flowers, slightly larger than the previous variety,

• 'Allenii' - a little-known garden form with light blue petals with a pink tinge,

• ‘Robinsoniana’ - the variety is in bloom with bright lilac flowers.

Europe has more than 50 different varieties of oak anemone on sale, unfortunately, in our country their choice is limited to 3-4 varieties.

European varieties of anemone oakwood:

• Anemone nemorosa 'Lucy's Wood' is a wonderful blooming anemone with white flowers, with a slight violet shade.

Lyutichna anemone (A. ranunculoides)

This is another early spring and extremely unpretentious anemone from the forests of the European part of Russia. Alas, she has not yet met me either in the form of seeds or in the form of adult plants. So it, too, may be worth a search in the forest! This species of anemone blooms at the beginning of May (within 2-3 weeks) with bright yellow flowers with a diameter of 1.5-3 cm. Its varieties are derived with double flowers. The height of the bushes does not exceed 20-25 cm. As with the oak anemone, the leaves of the buttercup are completely dead by the beginning of July. These plants also grow very well due to the creeping rhizome.

Buttercup anemone grows on almost any soil and prefers shady corners of the garden.

Forest anemone (A. sylvestris)

This anemone in its appearance and life cycle is very different from previous species. Forest anemone is a plant 25-50 cm tall, with rather large (3-5 cm in diameter) slightly drooping white flowers. There are also its varieties with double and larger (up to 8 cm) flowers. Flowers appear at the end of May and beginning of June and decorate the garden for 15-25 days (in the shade the plant blooms longer than in the sun). Best of all, anemone forest grows on loose, light soils with the addition of lime. It grows very quickly, forming a green pillow of leaves that remain green throughout the season. The anemone is propagated by forest seeds and dividing the bush. You can easily find in the shops and its seeds, and adult plants in pots (in large garden centers). For germination seeds need stratification - the content in the wet state for 2-3 months at a temperature of 2-3C (for example, in the refrigerator).

Anemone hybrid (A. hibrida)

This is the only type of anemone blooming in late summer and even autumn. That is why an anemone hybrid is often called autumn. She also has other names derived from her natural forms — the ancestors of the species: Japanese, Hubei, and vine-growing.

This type of anemone can be found on sale. There are both its seeds (as a rule, foreign firms), and rhizomes, or even ready-made plants in pots. Its seeds also require stratification for germination. Hybrid anemone is a very high plant (up to 1.2 m), which grows quite quickly thanks to numerous root suckers. Its leaves appear in spring rather late (in the middle of May) and remain green until serious autumn frosts. Since the hybrid anemone has a huge number of varieties, it is very difficult to determine its flowering time unequivocally. Early varieties bloom in mid-July, and late ones to bloom in late September. The average duration of flowering of each variety of hybrid anemones is 35-40 days. The diameter of the flowers ranges from 5 to 8 cm, and their shades range from white and pale pink to purple-red. In addition, elegant terry varieties have been bred. But there are hybrid anemones and one significant disadvantage - its insufficient frost resistance. That is why it is better to replant this plant in spring. When planting in the autumn, the anemone hybrid will almost certainly freeze.

Without special need this anemone is better not to disturb! Young specimens require a mandatory cover for the winter (dry leaves or spruce branches). Mature plants are more winter-hardy, but in severe winters with little snow they can freeze too. Ideal conditions for the growth of anemone hybrid - partial shade and loose, fertile, moist soil.

Japanese anemone (A. japonica)

Bush about 40 cm tall. The leaves are dark, the colors of the buds are pale or intensely bright. The palette of shades is quite wide. Buds are collected in groups in loose inflorescences.

Udi anemone (Anemone udensis)

Low, not higher than 10-20 cm, a plant with a thin creeping rhizome. Three-dissected leaves, single stalks, thinish, sinuous, bear one white flower 2-3.5 cm in diameter. This anemone blooms later than the rest, in the second half of May, for 18-20 days.

Anemone Appeninskaya (Anemone apennina L.)

Homeland - Southern Europe, the Balkans. Perennial herbaceous plants about 15 cm tall. Rhizome powerful, short-creeping, almost rounded. Flowering stems erect, thin. Bottom leaves on long petioles, trifoliate almost to the base, their segments are sessile, the lateral segments to the base are bifid, the apical segments are three-lobed or triple-cut, serrated on the edge, bare. Stem leaves, including 3, whorled, complex, trifoliate, irregularly and unevenly cut along the margin, from lobed to deeply dissected. The final lobes (segments) are lanceolate, pointed, solid at the edge or with single teeth, on long petioles. The flowers are pale blue, single, apical, 2.5-3 cm in diameter, hairy, 2-3 cm long on pedicels. Tepals in number 10-18, oblong, obtuse, hairy at base. It blooms in April and May. Most decorative in the penumbra, where the flowers longer retain their color. Frost resistant to minus 23 ° C. In culture since 1575. Highly decorative. Widely distributed in Europe, has many decorative forms and varieties. Varieties differ in flower color and terry.

Caucasian anemone (Anemone sa-ucasica)

Anemone with large blue flowers. The plant usually barely reaches a height of 20 cm, blooms in April-May. It develops well in dry, open places.

Spring anemone (Anemone eranthoides)

It is a low-growing plant. It blooms in March and April. From red-brown buds appear creamy yellow flowers with a diameter of 1-3 cm, located on the stems in pairs.

This miniature plant with a height of about 20 cm prefers humus-rich soil and diffused sunlight.

Garden anemone (Anemone hortensis)

Flowers up to 5 cm in diameter, with red, pink or whitish with purple stamens. The plant blooms in early spring, its height is 15-30 cm. It has a clearly defined rest period in summer. The plant is low-resistant, therefore, requires strong insulation with a dry leaf for the winter.

Blue anemone (Anemone caerulea)

Originally from the Sayan Mountains and the south of Western Siberia. It also blooms in mid-May and blooms for two or three weeks. It also has a creeping horizontal rhizome, but the plant does not form dense, but more loose curtains up to 20 cm. For 3–4 years, its area can grow up to 30–40 cm in diameter. Straight peduncles carry three carved palmate leaves and a single soft blue or white flower 1.5–2 cm in diameter at the end.

Rock anemone (Anemone rupestris)

It is still rarely found in lovers gardens. This very beautiful species comes from the Himalayas, where it grows at an altitude of 2500–3500 m among shrubs and grasses. The experience of growing in the Moscow region has shown that rock anemone is unpretentious and care for it is not difficult. The root system is a bundle of roots that penetrate the soil to a depth of 15 cm. From mid-May, purple flower stalks of 20–30 cm in length appear from the rosettes. Each has up to three large flowers. On the white petals on the back side intense bloom of inky-purple color. Flowering lasts about a month. And then elevated stolons begin to grow, at the ends of which young rosettes are formed. However, this species does not grow very actively.

Anemone Lipsiens (Anemone x lipsiensis).

Varieties are few and far less popular than varieties of oak anemone. Meanwhile, this magnificent unpretentious plant with a good growth rate. The flowers have a pleasant warm creamy-yellow shade, very beautifully contrasted with the dark saturated green of the leaves.

• Schwefelfeuer - light yellow tender flowers, thick beautiful curtain. Growing fast.

• Sioux - flowers semi-double, medium size. Grows at a moderate rate.

Anemones, common in the forests of eastern Russia, are much less common in gardens. Amur Anemone (Anemone amurensis), Kamchatka anemone (Anemone amurensis ssp. Camtchatica), Altai anemone (Anemone altaica). Outwardly, they resemble an anemone Dubravnaya and more interesting to collectors.

Altai anemone (Anemone altaica Fisch. Ex S.A. Meow)

The homeland is the European part of Russia, the south of Western Siberia and the southwest of Eastern Siberia, Japan. A plant of coniferous and deciduous forests.

Spring-flowering plant with a horizontal, thickened, cylindrical rhizome. Stem leaves are tripartite with oblong toothed lobes. Peduncles hairy, solitary, up to 15 cm tall. The flowers are white, sometimes the outer side of the petals with a purple tinge, up to 4-5 cm in diameter, with numerous, 8-12, petals. Blossoms in April - May 15-20 days. Fruits form in July, the fruit - pubescent achene with a curved nose. Good development requires shaded areas.

Anemone smooth (Anemone glabrata)

Plant of wet forest glades of the Far East.

From the long branching thin rhizomes, short stems with a length of 6–25 cm depart. The basal leaves on the petioles are rounded in outline, three-dissected to the base. Their shares are wide-morphic, contiguous, without petioles. The leaves are covered elliptical, constricted. 1-2 peduncles with single white flowers 1.5-2.5 cm in diameter depart from the bedspread. The tepals are five, almost rounded. This anemone blooms at the end of April, does not tie the seeds.

Unema Anemone (Anemone udensis)

It stands alone among the Far Eastern anemones - it is interesting not only by flowering, but by the remarkable shape of the leaves, the density of the curtain and the desire to actively capture the surrounding space, creating a low beautiful carpet, decorated in May with small white flowers. In this case, the plant does not require care.

Hubei Anemone (Anemone hupehensis)

Plant height 50 - 90 cm. Flowers are smaller than those of Japanese anemones, appear in August-September.

Popular varieties:

Anemone Felt (Anemone tomentosa)

It has deep dissected leaves. It grows to 120 cm, blooms from August to September. Among other autumn, anemone is the most enduring and cold-resistant species.

The most famous is the variety `Robustissima` -light pink.

Vine anemone (Anemone vitifolia)

Simple white flowers bloom from August to October. This species, unfortunately, is rarely available.

Anemone Leintsigskaya or average, or Zeemann (A. x lipsiensis = A. x intermedia = A. x seemannii)

The species appeared as a result of the natural hybridization of A. nemorosa and A. ranunculoides anemone. Like the parental species, the Leipzig anemone has miniature sizes, prefers shady spots and blooms in early spring. Its trifoliate, deeply dissected leaves, growing from a smooth brown rhizome, die off immediately after the flowers wither. Single flowers have a light yellow color and a cylindrical shape. Perianth with a diameter of 2 cm consists of 6-8 leaflets. This plant can be cultivated in ordinary fertile garden soil.

Long-haired anemone (Anemone crinita Juz)

In nature it grows in Western Siberia (Ancharsky District), in Eastern Siberia (Angaro-Sayan and Daursky Districts). It grows in light coniferous and deciduous forests, along forest edges, in thickets of bushes, in meadows, in mountains, in forest and subalpine meadows, less often in mountain tundra.

It has a straight short thick rhizome, covered with abundant roots. A powerful upright, densely lowered stem, 12-45 cm high, leaves it. Root leaves on long petioles covered with silky hairs. Their plate is rounded in outline, five-dissected, with wide lobes. The leaves of the veil are large, similar to basal, long-haired below. Peduncles emerge from the coverlets of 3-5, they are densely pubescent. The flowers are large, 2-4 cm in diameter, collected in the final umbellate inflorescences. Perianth elliptic white. It blooms in May - June 25-30 days. It differs from an anemone of narcissocolla with greater pubescence and is therefore more drought-resistant. It prefers a sunny location, but can tolerate a slight shade.

For therapeutic purposes, grass is used (stalks, leaves, flowers).

Flavonoids are found in the roots. An oil, transaconite organic acid, alkaloids, flavonoids were found in the aerial part. In the stems and leaves - traces of alkaloids, flavonoids. Flowers contain flavonoids. Infusion of herbs in Tibetan medicine used in the weakness of vision and hearing. The infusion, a decoction of herbs, is used by Mongolian medicine as a tonic central nervous system, tonic, stimulating metabolism, in case of food poisoning, poisons, and snake bites.

It has antibacterial properties. Infusion of flowers is used to treat injuries and purulent wounds.

Anemone beam, or narcissus (Anemone fasciculata L. = A. narcissiflora L.)

Wildly grows in the Caucasus on a limestone substrate, where in summer it forms whole flowering fields. It is found in Central and Southern Europe and the mountains of North America.

Perennial plant up to 30-60 cm tall, with a thick vertical rhizome and a mass of fibrous roots. Finger-dissected leaves. Above the rosette of beautiful light green pubescent palmate-dissected leaves, numerous flower stalks rise, from 3 to 8, ending with an umbellate inflorescence of white or pinkish small flowers with a diameter of up to 2.5 cm.

It blooms in Moscow in late May - early June, blooms for a long time, up to 30 days, and abundantly. In June, the seeds ripen, which, when sown before winter, form abundant shoots in spring. But seedlings develop long and bloom only for 4-6 year. Propagated by dividing the bush at the end of summer or in early spring and freshly harvested seeds. Особенно хорошо растет на солнечных местах с рыхлыми, дренированными, нейтральными почвами. Растение холодостойкое, устойчивое. Великолепно смотрится в миксбордерах. Одна из лучших среди дикорастущих видов этих замечательных многолетних растений. Хоть она и высокоросла, зато на горной лужайке выглядит очень эффектно.

Анемона вильчатая

Многолетнее травянистое растение, высотой 30—80 см с тонким черно-бурым корневищем. The stem is erect, the leaves are opposite, sessile, deeply 3-separate with oblong or broadly lanceolate-shaped lobes. Leaves at the edges and on the underside are pruned. Flowers solitary on long peduncles 2-3 cm in diameter. Tepals 5 elliptical, white, sometimes reddish below. The fruits are constricted.

It blooms in June and July.

It is found in the European part of Russia (Volzhsko-Kamsky, Zavolzhsky regions), in Western Siberia (Obsky, Irtysh, Altai areas), in Eastern Siberia (all areas), in the Far East of Russia (all areas). It grows in floodplain and wet meadows, grass marshes, wet scrub and sparse forests.

For medical purposes, grass (stems, leaves, flowers) harvested during flowering and roots is used. The plant contains essential oils of 0.2%, cardenolides, saponins, alkaloids, flavonoids, gamma-lactone, vitamin C. Fatty oil was found in fruits of 6.87%.

A decoction of herbs in Tibetan medicine is used for heart disease, hearing and vision weakness. The infusion of grass is drunk with noise in the ears, insomnia, and externally - with fungal skin diseases, erysipelas, and throat diseases. It has a hypotensive effect. In China, a decoction of 3-6 grams of roots is used for diarrhea, intoxication from carbuncle. Outwardly in the form of a decoction of an arbitrary number of roots is used as a compress for various injuries.

In addition to the already listed anemones, no less beautiful other species grow well in the middle lane. But, unfortunately, in our gardens, they practically do not occur, and it is still unlikely to find their planting material in stores.

Plant description

The Latin name of this plant (Anemone) literally means “daughter of the winds". Why did the ancient Greeks give this flower this name? To get an answer to this question, just look at the plant. The petals of its flowers during the flowering period tremble at the slightest breeze.

As mentioned above, this perennial belongs to the buttercup family and is found in the most different climatic zones in both hemispheres of our planet. In total, there are 150 species of this plant, which look and bloom in different ways, which even experienced flower growers often embarrass.

Anemone leaves can be simple and complex, grow from the base of the stem or on the stem.

At the time of flowering anemone give a lot of flowers, collected in inflorescences of 2-9 pieces. Flowers symmetrical in the radial direction. In addition, they are heterosexual.

As for the color, it is different in different types of anemones and always bright.

Altai anemone

Altai anemone grows in natural conditions in coniferous forests and subalpine meadows. However, it is rather difficult to meet in nature, therefore in some areas of the planet it is under state protection.

This plant has rather high stems (up to 20 cm) and a long root system. The leaves of the anemone of the Altai oval shape with small teeth at the edges.

During flowering, it gives white flowers of medium size. In some cases, the outside of the flower may have a purple hue.

Altai anemone love beekeepers and supporters of traditional medicine. The first for the fact that this plant is a honey plant, and the second for its healing properties. The leaves of the Altai anemones are used in the creation of folk remedies that relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

Altai anemone feels great in the penumbra and in open solar spaces. It blooms in late April or early May. In gardens, it is used as an element of a mixedborder. It is most often planted next to shrubs and garden paths.

Anemone Forest

This species of anemone is known for its incredible ability to grow very quickly.

Enough to appear on the site one flower at the beginning of the season, as by its end the entire accessible area will be covered with a green carpet of leaves of the forest anemone. Moreover, these leaves will maintain their freshness until the onset of cold weather.

Anemone Forest blooms with flowers of medium size. In some varieties of this species, the diameter of the buds can reach 8 cm. The flowers are mostly white, but sometimes their outer side may have a purple tint. This species blooms predominantly in early May.

Due to the fact that this type of anemone can grow on any soil, it is not necessary to apply special efforts for its cultivation. Due to its excellent resistance to cold weather, the forest anemone can winter in the garden area without special shelter.

Like the anemone, the Altai forest anemone is widely used in traditional medicine. The upper part of this plant in large quantities contains substances such as saponins, flavonoids and vitamin C.

Because of the powerful root system and low stems in landscape design, the forest anemone is mainly used to decorate alpine hills and rocky slopes.

Hybrid anemone

A characteristic feature of this type of anemone - late bloom. At the end of summer comes the beginning of flowering of this plant. The hybrid anemone stops blooming only with the onset of the first frost. The flowers of this hybrid semi-double and anemones are quite large. They have a color from light pink to dark crimson. The center of the flower, formed by pistils and stamens, is colored bright yellow.

This is an average plant height: 1 m 20 cm - the height of the tall specimen. Due to the powerful root system, which gives offspring in large numbers, the hybrid anemone rather quickly captures all the available space.

Best of all this plant feels in the penumbra. For the winter it is best to hide it, since it does not tolerate frosts very well.

In landscape design, this hybrid anemone is often planted along with astilba, aconite and asters. It also looks good with decorative cereals.

Anemone nemorosa

This type of anemone is an ephemeroid. Simply put, his leaves live in a very short amount of time. Already at the beginning of June they turn yellow, and by July they are completely dry.

Double Anemone grows to a height of 30 cm. The first flowers appear on it in early April. Flowering ends in early May. Flowers are mostly white and small in size. However, recently hybrids of the oakwood anemone with large terry flowers of blue, pink and cream are becoming widely spread. At the moment, flower growers grow about 30 varieties of woodland anemone.

The rhizome of this plant is long and branched, which allows it to grow very quickly.

This type of anemone feels great in the shade, so in the garden it is recommended to plant a dwarf anemone under fruit trees and berry bushes.

Growing anemone

These plants are considered among the most undemanding to care. However, gardeners need to know about Some features of growing anemone.

  • In the dry season, these flowers should be watered abundantly.
  • In the fall, anemones must be fed with complex mineral fertilizers, and in the spring it is better to use organic for fertilizer.
  • Before wintering, most species of these flowers should be carefully covered to protect them from the cold.
  • Propagate anemone best spring.

Breeding anemone

Anemones propagate in 2 ways. In the first case, the seeds are used, in the second, the rhizome is divided.

When breeding with seeds, it is recommended to consider the following features:

  • Anemones do not tolerate transplantation in the early stages of growth. For this reason, these plants are not recommended to be sown first in pots, and then transplanted to a permanent place of growth. It is better to immediately send the seeds in the spring in the open ground. And in order for young plants to better tolerate the wintering of the area where they will be sown, it can be warmed with sawdust, compost and peat.
  • If, nevertheless, it was decided to grow seedlings, then for sowing seeds it is best to use peat cups. Then the seedlings can be transferred to the open ground, without touching their root system.
  • Seeds of anemones are characterized by low germination. Therefore, it is recommended to sow 7 pieces in peat cups at once.
  • In cases where several seeds germinate at once, then the weakest of them must be removed. In the peat cup should be no more than 2 of the most viable sprouts.
  • In the cups seedlings should be kept until the heat is established outside. After that, they can be transplanted into the open ground.

During the reproduction of this plant by dividing the rhizome, the procedure is best carried out at the moment when the active movement of the sap has not yet begun in the anemone. You need to carefully dig a flower and divide its rhizome so that each part has several points of growth.

Anemones can propagate with tubers. They can be safely bought on the market or in specialized stores in semi-sluggish form for the first landing on the site. But to plant them in this form is impossible. We must first prepare them for landing. Otherwise, they collect too much moisture from the ground and rot.

To bring the tubers into shape they need to be wrapped in a damp cloth and left in this condition for several hours. For wetting the fabric is better not to use plain water. It needs to be replaced growth-promoting solutions.

Six hours after preliminary preparation, the tubers can be planted in a pot filled with wet sand. At the same time they do not need to be buried.

After planting the pot should be placed in greenhouse conditions: cover the pot polyethylene or piece of glass.

We must not forget to regularly air the tubers and add moisture to the sand.

After about 1.5 weeks, the first buds and roots will appear on the tubers. After that, they need to be moved to pots with loose soil and buried 5 cm.

Repotted tubers should be placed in a cool, but well lit place. The temperature in the room should not exceed 14 ° C.

It is possible to plant flowers in open ground only after heat has been established outside.

Anemone application

Anemone - predominant decorative flower. However, in the forests you can also find medicinal varieties of this plant. Therefore, there are 2 scenarios for using these colors:

  • Decorative script. Anemones are great for use in landscape design. With their help, create exotic and colorful compositions in flowerbeds. The combination of anemone at once of several species allows you to get a garden that will bloom during the entire warm season. Actually, for these qualities, these flowers and received recognition from gardeners.
  • Drug script. Anemone can be grown in order to prepare from her traditional medicine. Some types of these flowers contain substances that can reduce pain and reduce inflammation. Broths from anemones are used as a decongestant. However, it is not recommended to manufacture and use such drugs yourself. The fact is that many types of anemone are poisonous. Therefore, the treatment should be done by a specialist who has extensive experience in traditional medicine.

What does an anemone look like and when does it bloom?

In nature, there are about 100 species of anemone (anemone) from the family of buttercups. These are forest, meadow, mountain herbaceous plants characteristic of many landscapes of the temperate climate of the Northern Hemisphere. Some species are used in floriculture.

What does anemone of various species look like and when do these plants bloom? In nature, common anemone is a forest nesting and buttercup anemone. These are early flowering perennials up to 20 cm tall with horizontal rhizomes. Cirro-dissected basal leaf one, but more often it is absent. Three similar leaves of the bract on relatively long petioles form a verticil just below small (about 3 cm in diameter) flowers.

The flowers are solitary, they are white in the oak tree anemone, and yellow in the buttercup flower. Bloom in April – May, usually before foliage blooms on the trees. In the middle of summer they fall into a state of rest. Garden forms with simple and double flowers of white, pink, blue and violet tones are obtained from the wood anemone. Both types of anemone give a massive self-seeding, easily propagated by freshly harvested seeds and segments of rhizomes.

Anemone forest - one of the most beautiful representatives of this genus, but, unfortunately, is extremely rare in nature and in gardens. Plant height 25-30 cm. It has from 2 to 6 pinnately cut openwork basal leaves.

In contrast to the other early spring species, the wood anemone gives a second generation of leaves, while maintaining decorativeness in the summer.

Pay attention to the photo, the plant anemone forest bracts are located in the middle part of the peduncle, and not at the flower itself, as in the oak forest anemone:

Flowers solitary, large (up to 7 cm in diameter), white, with a pleasant aroma, outside with a purple shade at the base, silky, pubescent. And when does a forest anemone bloom and how does it reproduce?

The flowering of this plant species is long, occurring in April — May, propagates both by seed and by rhizome division. Prefers calcareous and sandy soils.

Coronata anemone in nature grows in the Mediterranean and Asia Minor. Herbaceous perennial, the underground part of which is a gnarly "raspalisty" tuber. 25-30 cm tall flowers with large, single, bright flowers of various colors — red, blue, white, pink, lilac, bluish — rise above the basal pinnate leaves. There are varieties in which flowers with a border or spots of a different tone.

As can be seen in the photo, the anemone flowers of this species can be both simple and double and semi-double:

In the middle zone of the plant bloom in May and June. In the open field do not overwinter. Cultivated as dahlias, the tubers are dug out in the fall and stored in a non-freezing room; they are planted in the ground in spring. When dividing the tubers need to be careful, as they are very fragile. Fault areas are covered with charcoal. You can propagate and seeds that are sown in the fall or spring.

Crown anemone is widely used for cutting in winter. It can be expelled to certain dates (New Year, February 23, March 8), growing seedlings in a greenhouse.

Look at the photo, how anemones of various kinds look like:

Planting, care and breeding anemone

When planting and caring for anemone, do not forget that these plants usually require a moderately fertile soil, breathable, with a neutral or slightly alkaline reaction. Plants develop normally in sunny places and in partial shade, strong shading is harmful for them.

The treatment is simple: during the growing season, watering is carried out in dry weather and weeds are weeded out. Plants respond well to early spring fertilizing with nitrogenous or full fertilizer in moderate doses (15 g per 10 l of water per 1 m2). You can use the infusion of mullein, chicken manure, wood ash.

Propagated by seeds and vegetatively. Seeds are sown before winter. If for some reason this has to be done in the spring, then stratification in wet sand is necessary. Vegetatively propagated in early spring or immediately after flowering. To divide take three to four-year-old plants. Segments of rhizomes are planted obliquely into the grooves to a depth of 5 cm at a distance of 15-20 cm from each other.

Widely used in landscape design - as a "carpet" under the trees or large groups. Early flowering anemone look good on alpine slides.

Description of the flower anemone and his photo

Anemone, anemone (ANEMONE) belongs to the ranunculus family.

According to its description, anemone is so diverse that they should be divided into 2 groups:

1. The most famous are spring-flowering species with a short leaf life (ephemeroids) - low, elegant, they attract the gardener's look with their simple flowers. Among them there are species with a long, segmented rhizome, forming spots, such as a wood anemone, and species with a tuberous rhizome, growing in separate bushes, such as c. tender.

Look at what the early flowering anemone looks like in the photo: all the plants have dissected thin leaves and single flowers rise above them on a small peduncle. Plant height is 10-20 cm. They bloom in April-May, and by mid-June, the leaves die.

2. Species of the second group are distinguished by later flowering and prolonged vegetation, since their leaves are preserved from spring to autumn. Among them are species with a thick rhizome and an erect stem extending from it, 12-45 cm high. On the stem, 3-5 flower stalks rise, ending with an umbrella-like inflorescence. These species form bushes (for example, in. Narcissiflora). A number of late-flowering root-sprout anemones form thickets.

As seen in the photo, these varieties of anemones are very interesting, long-flowering plants, attractive all season, in particular, the hybrid anemone is worth noting.

Group I - anemone unstable-decorative, ephemeroids with a long rhizome:

Altai anemone(A. altaica) and Amur(A. amurensis).

Anemone flexible(A. flaccida) and oakwood(A. nemorosa).

Udine anemone(A. udensis) - have white flowers, buttercup anemone(A. ranunculoides) yellow flowers.

Spring-blooming ephemeroids with a tuberous rhizome:

Caucasian anemone(A. caucasica) and Apennine(A. apennina).

Ветреница нежная(A. blanda) — имеют цветки сиреневых и голубых тонов, а ветреницы корончатая(A. c oronaria) — цветки всех окрасок (кроме желтого).

II группа — ветреницы стабильно-декоративные, цветущие с июня до августа:

Ветреницы длинноволосая(A. crinita) and нарциссоцветковая(A. narcissiflora) отличаются наличием зонтиковидного соцветия из белых цветков, они растут кустами.

Ветреница вильчатая(A. dichotoma).

Ветреница канадская(A. canadensis) and лесная(A. sylvestris) образуют заросли высотой до 40-60 см из прямостоячих стеблей с глубоко раздельными листьями и одиночными белыми цветками на длинных цветоножках.

The hybrid anemone flower deserves a separate description - it is the most beautiful and diverse in color (from white to cherry), it has an umbellate inflorescence of large (up to 8 cm in diameter) flowers that open in mid-July and persist until mid-September.


"Bressingham Glow" - rose red.

"September Charm" - pink.

"Konigin Charlotte" - silver-pink.

"Prinz Heinrich" - purple-red.

Anemone: Cultivation and reproduction

Growing conditions. Anemones belonging to group I are forest plants, well growing in the shade, on loose fertile soils with moderate moisture. Tuberous anemone more thermophilic and drought-resistant.

Anemone II group grows well in partial shade and in open areas, with loose soils, moderate moisture.

Reproduction.It is preferable to propagate all anemone plants vegetatively, i.e., segments of rhizomes with renewal buds, or root offspring, or tuber pieces. Breeding time depends on the flowering period. Spring-flowering propagated and transplanted in summer, summer blooming - in spring. Propagation by seeds is possible, but success is not guaranteed, since in most species the seeds are characterized by difficulty in germination. Ephemeroids planting density - 20 pcs. On 1 m2, autumn-flowering large breeches are planted in 5 pieces. on 1 m2.

Bright talents of summer anemone

Summer anemones are still not widely spread, but they have absolutely amazing abilities to adapt to any conditions and quickly conquer large enough territories. These are hardy, accustomed to the harsh test species, mainly of North American origin. They can adapt to the brightest sun, and to deep shade, without losing the ability to bloom.

Anemones blooming in summer are landscape-type crops. They look perfect in the “wild”, imitating natural compositions, create beautiful arrays and landscape ensembles, complement the large textures of perennials and look good on flower beds, lawn and large rockeries. These beauties bloom all summer, from the end of May to August, much longer than the spring and summer anemone. Most summer anemones may be too aggressive for alpine slides, but miniature views are ideal for setting up rocky gardens.

Forest anemone

The main stars among the anemones blooming in summer

Canadian Anemone, or Canadian anemone (Annemone canadensis) looks like classic spring anemone. The height of the Canadian anemones ranges from 30 to 60 cm. It forms a continuous and very thick coating of luxurious carved basal leaves with a rich, bright color, against the background of which the quivering cups of white star-shaped flowers shine. After flowering, this herbaceous perennial is decorated with bright enough and unusual fruits. This is one of the most elegant and rapidly growing species of the anemone family, but the main advantage of Canadian anemone is not a spectacular appearance, but simplicity of cultivation and unpretentiousness. It develops well in sunny areas, and even in the deepest shade. The only thing that this anemone will require for normal development is stable, light soil moisture. This plant, unfortunately, does not tolerate droughts very well and will not be able to develop normally in dry ground, but it responds to surprisingly fast growth and beauty of flowering.

Far East is very similar to it. anemone forked (Anemone forked (Annemone dichotoma)). Graceful plant with upright shoots about 50 cm tall adorned with three-fold, pointed leaves and single white flowers up to 3 cm in diameter. It is also capable of forming thickets, very decorative when changing the autumn squad to red.

The brighter, grassy color of large leaves forming a beautiful mass in curtains is the dignity of two powerful half-meter-high powerful species of narcissistic anemones and multi-leaf anemones blooming from early June to late August.

Have multi-threaded anemone (Annemone multifida) clove-covered leaves perfectly emphasize powerful flower stalks with large, single cream flowers with numerous petals, causing associations with daisies. As blooming flowers get a different color - light purple or reddish.

Canadian anemone, Canadian Anemone (Anemone canadensis). © Tony Spencer Anemone narcissiflora, Anemone narcissiflora (Anemone narcissiflora). © Apollonio Tottoli Anemone beam, Anemone beam (Anemone fasciculata). © celiaronis

Anemone narcissus flower (Annemone narcissiflora), or Anemone bundle (Anemone beam (Annemone fasciculata)), in which flowers are collected in large umbrellas of inflorescences and stand out with pointed petals. The heart of the flower and a bunch of stamens are contrastingly bright, yellow, which gives similarity to onion daffodils. In comfortable wet conditions, the outer side of the flowers may become pink.

Anemone Forest (Forest anemone (Annemone sylvestris)) The beauty of its filigree dark leaves preserves from early spring to cold weather. On graceful long peduncles, large flowers rise up to 7 cm in diameter and often too heavy for the stem. The forest anemone has many decorative forms, the most popular of which are terry and large-flowered. This amazingly elegant, seemingly weightless and tender plant is rightfully considered to be the most aggressive, anemone species that can inhibit other cultures. It is better to use it as a gentle addition to ferns, in landscape groups, on lawns or in a landscape array, under trees and shrubs, where it can grow freely.

In wet conditions the compact grows quickly, only up to 30 cm in height. Oregon anemone (Oregon Anemone (Annemone oregana)) - a rare and very beautiful plant with delicate basal leaves and large pink-lavender flowers shining on their background. This anemone has many varieties and forms with the brightest, including the blue colors of the inflorescences (for example, the dark ultramarine "Ellensburg Blue").

Oregon anemone, Oregon anemone (Anemone oregana). © Thayne Tuason Anemone Drummond, Dummond Anemone (Anemone drummondii). © Tab Tannery Anemone small-flowered, Anemone small-flowered (Anemone parviflora). © Mark Egger

Miniature Summer Stars

Tiny, all up to 20 cm tall Drummond anemone (Drummond Anemone (Annemone drummondii)) Perfectly looks in the company of stones and in rock gardens. Beautiful cold leaves with classic feathery sections are collected in a compact rosette and decorated with purple spots; small, but very elegant, with powerful stamens, single flowers with a lavender, blue or blue exterior look very tender against their background. This anemone seems luminous from the inside.

In charm she can only contend small-flowered anemone (Anemone small-flowered (Annemone parviflora)), producing only a few tiny, whimsically-dissected and very dark leaves and single flowers with perfectly round petals of white or cream color with a bluish underside. In this anemone it is better to choose a large-flowered form, the perfection of the flowers of which is impossible not to admire.

Even more miniature summer anemone many-headed (Anemone multifida) with densely pubescent greens and seemingly too large flowers on its background. The appearance of this crumbs is associated with backache and crocuses. This anemone has dark stamens and a blue petal color palette.

Brighter and also limited to 10-15 cm Richardson Anemone (Anemone Richardson (Annemone richardsonii)) due to its sunny yellow color, in summer it will remind you of the most beloved primroses - spring flowers.

Anemone multi-head, Anemone multi-head (Anemone multifida). © RuthP Anemone Richardson, Richardson Anemone (Anemone richardsonii). © Corey Raimond Anemone virginsky, anemone virginska (Anemone virginiana). © William Moye

Decoration for the summer pond

The most moisture-loving, not even complaining about temporary flooding of all summer anemones is flowering in June and July. Virginia Anemone (Anemone virginsky (Annemone virginiana)), which is mainly used for decorating reservoirs. It is a powerful perennial growing with neat clumps up to 70 cm in height with palmar-dissected, beautifully-pointed leaves and paniculate inflorescences of spectacular snow-white flowers with a very beautiful tuft of stamens.

On a note: In the conditions of the middle lane, many of the spring-flowering anemone blooms can be rightfully called summer: where harsh winters reign, they bloom only on the eve of June and the entire first month of summer flaunts with flowers. The long-haired anemone with powerful stems, beautiful basal leaves and large flowers with rounded petals also belongs to them.