2 years to reach maturity
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.