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Anemone leveillei
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Anemone leveillei is a perennial with deeply divided softly hairy foliage forming a low mound over which elegant branching stems of delicate lilac-backed white flowers are borne, each with a central cluster of deep purple anthers.

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Purple White Green
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

North–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Ranunculaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Columnar upright, Clump forming
Potentially harmful
Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset, and skin contact may cause irritation. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

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

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Central China

How to grow

Cultivation

A woodland dweller, sutiable to mass plant in fertile, humus rich soil, but can grow in most cultivated soil, in semi-shade or full sun. Spreads rapidly once established. Avoid winter wet, dislikes being moved around.

Propagation

Propagate by division

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Wildflower meadow
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Cut flowers
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

Cut back in late autumn

Pests

May be susceptible to caterpillars and slugs

Diseases

May be susceptible to powdery mildew

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