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A picture of a Apennine Anemone

Apennine Anemone

Anemone apennina

Also known as

Blue Anemone

Anemone apennina (xndr) by Svdmolen (CC BY 2.5)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a-7b

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Blue Anemone (Anemone apennina)
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A photo of Apennine Anemone

Overview

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.

Propagation

Seed

Division

Rhizomes

Special Features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Ground cover