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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
blue anemone Apennine anemone
Anemone are herbaceous perennials with fibrous, rhizomatous or tuberous rootstocks, palmately lobed leaves and saucer-shaped, usually 5-petalled flowers
A. apennina is a rhizomatous perennial to 20cm tall; leaves divided into three toothed and lobed segments. Flowers solitary in early spring, to 3.5cm wide, with 10-15 narrowly oblong blue petals, above a whorl of three small stem leaves
Habit Mat forming
Toxicity Contact with the sap may irritate skin
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing or North-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Loam, Chalk
pHAlkaline, Neutral, Acid
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist but well-drained humus-rich soil in sun or part shade. Drier conditions are tolerated in summer when dormant. Ideal for naturalising in a variety of situations.
Propagate by seed sown thinly as soon as they are ripe. Divide when dormant or as the leaves die down. Cut rhizomes into sections with at least one bud and replant immediately before they dry out.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Garden Edging Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Prone to damage from caterpillars and slugs. Susceptible to leaf eelworms.
Leaf spot and powdery mildews can be problematic
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