This low growing, spreading colonizer is a delight in the early spring landscape. In late winter finely cut foliage emerges followed by brightly colored single flowers in shades of blue, purple, pink or white. Given time impressive carpets can form, creating quite a spring display. In early summer the foliage dies down to make room for later flowering plants.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: chartreuse, yellow, bronze
Great Color Partners: pink, blue, purple, white
Culture NotesWood anemone adapts to a wide range of soils including sand and clay, but prefers a well-drained location. Flowering is most profuse in full sun to light or open shade. New leaves emerge in late winter and remain until mid-summer. When foliage begins to yellow and die back it can be cut to the ground. It is drought tolerant and remains dormant during the dry summer weather. Underground rhizomes can be divided from early summer to late winter.
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Plant Type: spreading perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 0 ft. 6 in. (0.15 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9
Flower Color: pink, white, lavender
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light to open shade
Water Requirements: drought tolerant