Apennine Anemone

Anemone apennina

Blue Anemone

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A close up of a blue Anemone apennina flower
profile iconAnemone apennina (xndr)
by Svdmolen (CC BY 2.5)
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Anemone apennina is also known by the names blue anemone and Apennine anemone after its attractive flower appearance. This species lies in the Ranunculaceae family of buttercups and it is a rhizomatous perennial. Typically grows to around 20cm high, producing attractive divided foliage with 3 toothed and lobed edges. Solitary blue-purple flowers are borne in early spring on stems above 3 small leaves in a whorl. These flowers are around 3.5cm wide and possess 10-15 narrow petals. This mat-forming species is deciduous and thus loses its green foliage in the autumn and regrows new leaves in the spring.
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Planning

Flowering time

Spring

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Ground cover

Special features

Origin

Southern Europe.

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Ranunculaceae

Flower colour

Purple, Blue
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