Genus: Windflower

Anemone

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
Windflower (Anemone)
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Ranuculaceae
Members of the genus Anemone range from low-growing, tuberous plants to tall herbaceous specimens. Bloom time ranges from spring to autumn, with colors falling within the spectrum of the rainbow. Generally, leaves are sharply lobed or toothed. Flowers are solitary or borne in flat-topped or round clusters, with a prominent central mass of stamens.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Grown for their open, saucer-shaped flowers in hues from whites, to soft blue-lilac pastels, to reds and buttery yellows.
Care:  Growing requirements vary dramatically among species. Check individual plant.
Propagation: 

Sow seed in containers when ripe (germination is slow and erratic). Divide autumn flowering plants in spring or autumn (take root cuttings in spring) and grow on for a year in a pot. Separate rhizomes or rhizomatous plants in spring. Separate tubers in summer when dormant.

Problems: 

Leaf gall, downy mildew, leaf and stem smut, and rust are common. Caterpillars, slugs, and flea beetles.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Anemone

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Grecian windflower
Anemone blanda
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Japanese anemone
Anemone hupehensis 'Hadspen Abundance'
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Japanese anemone
Anemone hupehensis var. japonica
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Japanese anemone
Anemone hupehensis var. japonica 'Bressingham Glow'
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Grape-leaf anemone
Anemone tomentosa 'Robustissima'
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Japanese anemone
Anemone  × hybrida 'Alice'
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Japanese anemone
Anemone  × hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'
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Japanese anemone
Anemone × hybrida 'Königin Charlotte'
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Japanese anemone
Anemone × hybrida 'Kriemhilde'
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Japanese anemone
Anemone × hybrida 'Margarete'
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Japanese anemone
Anemone × hybrida 'Richard Ahrens'
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Japanese anemone
Anemone × hybrida 'Rosenschale'
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Japanese anemone
Anemone × hybrida 'September Charm'
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Japanese anemone
Anemone × hybrida 'Whirlwind'