Anemone altaica

Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: sun or part shade

 

Soil: good garden soil, preferably with lime

 

Height: 20 cm

 

Flowering: mid to late spring

 

Width: 25 cm

           


           

This group of plants includes Anemone multifida, a species from the west of America right the way down to Patagonia, with hairy, multiply divided leaves, and upright stems with just a few flowers on each stem. The flowers are usually white or cream, but there are red forms. The group also includes some other excellent species of medium height.

Anemone altaica looks rather like the well-known European Anemone narcissiflora, with a cluster of large, showy flowers, usually clear white or purple, with yellow stamens.
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1 litre pot £6.00

Anemone multifida and related species - some other suggestions
CHL_0588.jpg Anemone multifida Annabella Series is a form with rich, deep rose pink flowers.
invisible.gif Anemone multifida 'Rubra' is what you would expect; a form with red flowers.
invisible.gif Anemone multifida comes from the Rockies and has creamy white flowers.
anemone_narcissiflora4.jpg Anemone narcissiflora makes mounds of dissected leaves, pale green, and has heads with a few white or cream, very occasionally pink or purple, flowers. A good plant for a moisture-retentive soil.
invisible.gif Anemone polyanthes is a herbaceous anemone, whose flowers are usually white, but can be purple. It is a relative of Anemone narcissiflora, and originally came from Pakistan to Bhutan.