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    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 apennina

Apennine anemone

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
Apennine anemone

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  • Other common names Apennine anemone
    blue anemone

  • 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. 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

  • Plant range S Europe

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Mat forming

  • Toxicity Contact with the sap may irritate skin

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)
    Old hardiness ratings

    While we update our systems with the new hardiness ratings you may still see old hardiness ratings in your search results. These are denoted as 'Old'.

    • H1 - Requires heated glass
    • H2 - Requires unheated glass
    • H3 - Hardy outside in some regions of the UK
    • H4 - Hardy throughout the UK
    • H1 + H3 - Requires heated glass but may be grown outside in summer

    For full details of the hardiness ratings see

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    H4

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing or North-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Chalk, 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 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.

Propagation 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 Garden Edging Ground Cover Low Maintenance Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Prone to damage from caterpillars and slugs. Susceptible to leaf eelworms.

Diseases Leaf spot and powdery mildews can be problematic

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