Anemone nemorosa 'Vestal'

Wood anemone

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Hardy perennial

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Anemone Nemorosa 'Vestal'

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This native British wildflower, the star of many woodlands in spring, is just as charming when grown in gardens. There are many fine cultivated forms of Anemone nemorosa, and all look breathtaking if planted in drifts under shrubs and trees or naturalised in part of a lawn. They flower early, before spring is really under way, and the graceful starry blooms seem to dance in the breeze on their slender stalks.

Anemone nemorosa 'Vestal' produces double flowers between February and May. As might be expected from a wildflower, it's undemanding and tolerates most soils and positions that are not too dry in spring.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Anemone

Species: nemorosa

Cultivar: Vestal

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Mixed

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 10cm

Spread: 20cm

Time to plant seeds: July to September

Time to divide plants: September to November

Time to plant: March to June

Flowering period: February to May

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