Beautiful Anemone Flower Varieties

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    Flowering Anemone Favorites

    Anemone Flower Varieties
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    Anemone flowers have long been a favorite of florists, brides, and anyone who seeks clear, vibrant colors in the garden. A member of the Ranunculus family, anemones vary in their hardiness and growth requirements, but all grow easily from claw-like tubers sold in garden centers in the spring or summer. Many anemones thrive in woodland gardens, giving a much-needed color boost to shady landscapes. View 14 anemone varieties that will add elegance to floral arrangements and cheer to spring flower...MORE borders. 

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    Anemone Mr. Fokker

    Anemone Mr. Fokker
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    To those who adore blue flowers, anemone 'Mr. Fokker' remains a top pick in delivering a true azure tone. Gardeners in USDA growing zones 7-10 can grow this as a hardy perennial outdoors. 'Mr. Fokker' looks sensational growing alongside mauve spiky blooms like 'Plumblossom' snapdragon

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    Anemone Honorine Jobert

    Anemone Honorine Jobert
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    Gardeners in cold growing zones should try their luck with 'Honorine Jobert,' which comes back in zone 4. In fact, this variety does poorly in the hot and humid South. Japanese anemones like this one bloom in late summer, filling garden gap when many flowers are past their peak. Give 'Honorine Jobert' a partly shaded location and well-drained soil. 

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    Anemone Hadspen Abundance

    Anemone Hadspen Abundance
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    Let 'Hadspen Abundance' join your asters and mums in welcoming milder weather as fall arrives. Thriving in these cool temperatures, this anemone often delights gardeners by blooming until frost. 'Hadspen Abundance' is low maintenance and naturalizes readily, yet does not behave invasively in semi-shaded areas. 

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    Anemone Pallida

    Anemone Pallida
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    Also known as the wood anemone, anemone 'Pallida' likes a cool, moist spot in the woodland garden where it can slowly spread to form naturalized colonies. The plants bloom in the spring, and then usually go dormant in the summer. They make nice companions with other demure spring plants like bleeding heart flowers and Siberian bugloss. 

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    Anemone Serenade

    Anemone Serenade
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    Slow growing and yet offering gardeners a vigorous late summer performance, anemone 'Serenade' looks good in the cutting garden, container garden, and the border. This Japanese anemone grows about two feet tall when in bloom, sporting pink daisy-like flowers on wiry stems. 

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    Anemone Montrose

    Anemone Montrose
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    Slightly shaggy petals combine with sweet pure pink tones for a bloom that will complete your casual floral arrangements. 'Montrose' anemones have a long bloom time at summer's end, and they will survive winter temperatures of -20 degrees F.  Some flowers exhibit a double layer of petals, and deer tend to pass them by. 

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    Anemone Praecox

    Anemone Praecox
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    Dark pink petals contrast with bright gold stamens on summer-blooming 'Praecox' anemones. This anemone is unfussy about its location and soil, and is suitable for beginners. 

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    Anemone De Caen Group

    Anemone De Caen Group
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    Red 'De Caen' anemones are poppy lookalikes that thrive in a partially sunny spot. Plants are hardy to zone 7, but gardeners in cooler zones can plant them in the spring for late summer blooms. Gardeners in warm climates should plant the corms in the fall for a spring show. 

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    Anemone Pamina

    Anemone Pamina
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    The Japanese anemone 'Pamina' isn't picky at all, and in fact will spread in sites that provide mild temperatures and consistent moisture. This anemone will grow 30 inches tall, and may benefit from staking. 

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    Anemone Richard Ahrens

    Anemone Richard Ahrens
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    As anyone who has grown mint will tell you, one man's easy plant is another's thuggish weed. 'Richard Ahrens' anemones can be somewhat invasive, but you can easily keep them in bounds by growing them in containers.

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    Anemone The Bride

    Anemone The Bride
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    Anemone 'The Bride' gives wedding couples a fresh-as-a-daisy look, with a twist. The pale green centers are refreshing against the crisp white petals, and the flowers have a long vase life. 

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    Anemone Bordeaux

    Anemone Bordeaux
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    The deep dramatic red blooms of anemone 'Bordeaux' are a welcome counterpoint to the Easter egg colors many spring flowers offer. Plant your 'Bordeaux' anemones three inches deep in sandy soil, and look for the ferny foliage to emerge in March just before the blooms. 

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    Anemone Queen Charlotte

    Queen Charlotte Anemone
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    The showy flowers of 'Queen Charlotte' appear in August, when not much else is in bloom in the garden. Low maintenance plants spread slowly by runners, forming a handsome clump over a few years. Provide a winter mulch to help plants survive in zone 5. 

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    Anemone Hollandia

    Anemone Hollandia
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    Rich cherry blooms with a white eye and dark center await gardeners who grow 'Hollandia' anemones. The bulbs thrive in loose, sandy soil in zones 7-10, and complement other De Caen anemones both in the garden and the vase.