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Herbaceous Perennial

Anemone nemorosa 'Monstrosa'

Vigorous, low-growing perennial to 15cm in height, and spreading by slender rhizomes. Produces deeply cut mid-green stem and basal leaves, and solitary green and white centred semi-double flowers with jagged petals, from spring to summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green White Green
Summer Green
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Ranunculaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

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

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained humus-rich soil in part shade. Drier conditions are tolerated when dormant in summer. See anemone cultivation

Propagation

Propagate by division of tubers in summer when they are dormant

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

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to leaf eelworms and damage from caterpillars and slugs

Diseases

May be susceptible to powdery mildews

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