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Rue anemone

Anemonella thalictroides 'Rosea'

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The only member of its genus, rue anemone is a tuberous perennial native to the woodlands of eastern North America. ‘Rosea’ has pink, fragile, cup-shaped flowers on slender stems from spring to early summer, a long bloom sesaon for a spring wildflower. It often goes dormant in summer. Its flowers resemble a small anemone and its leaves resemble Thalictrum (meadow rue), hence its common name of “rue anemone.” Use this delicate, small plant in a shady rock garden, in a woodland or native plant garden, or as underplanting in a shady shrub border

Noteworthy CharacteristicsPink, delicate flowers over a long period in spring. Native wildflower.

CareNeeds moist, moderately fertile, rich soil in partial shade. Avoid very wet soils.

PropagationSow seed in containers in a cold frame as soon as ripe. Divide young plants in early spring.

ProblemsPowdery mildew, leaf smut, rust, slugs.

  • Genus : Anemonella
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Spring, Summer
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Light : Partial Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Growth Rate : Slow
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Plant Height : Under 6 inches

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