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