• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Anemone Wild Swan = 'Macane001' (PBR)

windflower Wild Swan

  • Other common names windflower Wild Swan

  • Family Ranunculaceae

  • Genus Anemone are herbaceous perennials with fibrous, rhizomatous or tuberous rootstocks, palmately lobed leaves and saucer-shaped, usually 5-petalled flowers

  • Details 'Wild Swan' is a hybrid which probably has an early-flowering mountain species A. rupicola, and the more familiar autumn-flowering Japanese A. hupehensis, in its parentage, giving this recent introduction a very long, intermittent flowering season. It has white flowers with a blue reverse, and flourishes in dappled shade. Winner of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year Award in 2011

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Toxicity Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Requires a moist, fertile, humus rich soil in full sun or partial shade. Intolerant of poor drainage or winter wet. Mulch in spring and autumn in cold areas

Propagation Divide in early spring or autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Cut back old stems after flowering has finished

Pests May be damaged by caterpillars and slugs

Diseases Susceptible to leaf eelworms, anemone smuts and powdery mildews

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