• 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 Dreaming Swan = 'Macane004' (PBR)

windflower [Dreaming Swan]

  • Other common names windflower [Dreaming Swan]

  • Synonyms Anemone 'Macane004'
    Anemone 'Dreaming 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 [Dreaming Swan] is an upright, clump-forming perennial to 60cm tall and wide with three-lobed leaves. White, semi-double flowers with lilac-blue bands on the reverse of the petals are borne on wiry, branched stems from summer into autumn

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Toxicity Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset, contact may irritate skin

  • 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

  • Partial Shade

  • Full Sun

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

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Loam, Clay, Chalk

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral, Acid

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.5-1 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

Propagation Propagate by division in early spring or autumn, or propagate by root cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Cut back old stems after flowering has finished

Pests May be damaged by caterpillars and slugs

Diseases Powdery mildews may be a problem

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