Anemones are in season and looking more beatuiful than ever. Available in an abundance of rich primary and pastel tones, these beauties can be found both in Autumn and Spring.
The name anemone comes from anemos, the Greek word for wind thus giving Anemone the name wind flower, because as the wind blows the petals are forced open and then eventually are blown away completely.
Broadly, there are three types of Anemone flowers-
Spring flowering type, which has either rhizomes or tubers.
Tuberous Mediterranean, which flowers in spring and summer.
Larger Fall flowering type, which blooms in late summer to fall and tends to have fibrous roots.
Popular species of Anemones and their common names are as follows:
Anemone blanda – Blue Anemone
Anemone coronaria – Poppy Anemone
Anemone hupehensis – Chinese Anemone
Anemone hupehensis var. japonica – Japanese Anemone
Anemone narcissiflora – Narcissus Anemone
Anemone nemorosa – Wood Anemone
Anemone ranunculoides – Yellow Woodland Anemone/buttercup anemone
Anemone sylvestris – Snowdrop Windflower
Anemone canadensis – Canada Anemone
Anemone fulgens – Scarlet Windflower
Anemone pulsatilla – Pasque Flower
Anemone apennina – Apennine Windflower