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Herbaceous Perennial

Anemone flaccida

flaccid anemone

A. flaccida is a rhizomatous perennial, to 20cm high, with shallowly-lobed leaves that emerge bronze-green in spring before turning green with some grey spotting at the base of the lobes. The white spring flowers are usually solitary and 20-30mm in diameter

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

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Ranunculaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Columnar upright
Potentially harmful
Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset, contact may irritate skin. 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
E Asia

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained humus-rich soil in partial shade. Drier conditions may be tolerated when dormant

Propagation

Propagate by seed or by division

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

None required

Pests

May be troubled by slugs and snails

Diseases

May be infected by powdery mildews

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