• 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 coronaria

garden anemone

garden anemone

© � RHS 2003

  • Other common names garden anemone
    Irish anemone

    poppy windflower
    St Brigid's anemone

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

  • Family Ranunculaceae / Ranunculaceae

  • Details A. coronaria is tuberous perennial with finely dissected, palmate leaves and solitary flowers to 7cm across, which may be red, violet-blue or white; there are also double-flowered cultivars

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Columnar/Upright

  • Toxicity Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in a light, sandy soil in full sun. May need protection from winter frosts. Must be kept dry during dormancy

Propagation Propagate by seed, sowing them in containers in a cold frame when ripe or separate tubers in summer when dormant

Suggested planting locations and garden types Cottage & Informal Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden

Advertise here

Did you find the information you were looking for?

RHS members can get exclusive individual advice from the RHS Gardening Advice team.

Join the RHS now