The anemone is a group of the flowering plants which belong to Ranunculaceae family. There are around 120 species are under this anemone genus. The word anemone is derived from anemos, which means ‘wind’, the Meaning of the word, anemone is ‘daughter of wind’. The different species of anemone plants grow in temperate regions. Growing the anemone plant is not very difficult as it requires lesser maintenance than other flowering plants. This plant also is deer resistant. The damage which results from attack of deers is therefore, prevented.
The anemone plant grows 1-3 feet in height. Expanse of the branches and leaves also is 1-3 feet. Depending on the variety of plant, many different colored flowers can be observed. The colors found in anemone flowers are mainly pink and white.
The flowers produced by anemone plants are delicate and borne on slender stems. The name of ‘windflower’ assigned to them is because of their positioning on these slender stems. The blooming season of anemone flowers depends on their type (species). There are different types of anemones which flower in the different seasons including fall, spring and summer. The anemone flowers are produced in an inflorescence pattern called cyme. The number of flowers produced in a single cluster range from 2-9. Flowers of the anemone possess 4-27 sepals. The flowers are bisexual in nature and produce 10-200 stamens. The pistils of anemone flowers have one ovule each.
The anemone plant grows well in hardiness zones from 4-8. These plants can grow well, both, in partial and bright sunlight. The loamy soil is best suited for growing anemones. Adding plenty of organic matter to this kind of soil is recommended. It is advisable to dig out the soil below the level at which tubers are planted. The planting of anemones is carried out in October, and the flowering takes place in May and June. Anemone hupehensis is one of the best autumn flowering species; light soil is suitable for growing this plant. This plant grows to a height of 60-100 cm, and the blooming season lasts for many weeks. The Anemone coronaria is suitable for growing in summer season. This tuberous-rooted plant produces flowers with stalks that are 15-20 cm in length. This plant is known for its poppy-like flowers. Anemone coronaria is thus, also referred to as poppy anemone. There is a great variety in colors of anemone flowers. Blue, crimson, scarlet, white and purple are different colors found in these plants.
The Japanese anemone is the common name of Anemone hupehensis. Many of the popular hybrids of anemone have been developed from this plant. The ferny-green leaves of this plant create a medium sized mound. Flowers of the Japanese anemone bloom in the period between later summer and fall. The plant is considered as a low maintenance one. Mulching is necessary to protect this plant in the cold weather. The Japanese anemone grows in a variety of soils including clay and sandy. Partial as well as full sunlight is suitable for growing this plant. Moist conditions are suitable for the growth of Japanese anemone. The facts about sea anemones should also interest the readers.