anemone

Anemone is a diverse group of plants offering carpets of woodland delight; bright pops of early spring flowers; and graceful, fluttering blooms in autumn.

The fluffy flowers of Anemone coronaria offer some of the first rich colors in early spring. These crepe paper like flowers are wonderful in containers or as a little gift that will surely bring a smile. Also in spring, woodland species carpet shady to part sun areas with nickel to quarter sized flowers in shades of white, blue and green.

These species can spread slowly over time to create a naturalized fairy land. A fun combination is masses of white Anemone blanda accented with bright tulips. The result is a terrific, florific spring display! Since spring blooming anemone go summer dormant it is best to combine with something that has year round or summer interest such as mondo grass or ferns.

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Anemone 'Wild Swan'

Most recent introductions of the 'Swan Series' offers stunning lavender and white bicolored blooms. This group on anemone bridge the gap with blooms June to frost.

In early autumn, tall stalks of blushed white or pink flowers wave in the breeze. Anemone japonica and hybrids add much needed color to the late season shade garden. The height of taller varieties combines well with low growing Heuchera or evergreen shrubs. Compact varieties can add a floral punch to the boarder where spring blooming perennials are spent.

Some of the most popular and available species of Anemone are:

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Anemone blanda:
Grecian Windflower

These diminutive daisy-like flowers of blue, pink and white hold themselves a mere 2-4” above dark green leathery foliage in April and May.

Grown from tubers planted in the fall, or growing plants in the spring. They will self-seed once established, eventually carpeting their spot in the semi-shady garden with their softly illuminating colors. Zones 4-8.

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Anemone coronaria:
Poppy Anemone

A tender perennial planted in fall from tuber, or spring from plants. These 10-12” beauties have a more poppy-shaped flower in an array of jewel-like shades of red, pink, blue, purple and white.

Varieties come in both single and double flowers, and provide a kaleidoscope of color in your springtime sunny (or partly sunny) garden.

Good drainage is essential. Zones 8-10.


Anemone x hybrida: Japanese Anemone

These are the graceful white and pink stands of 2-4’ tall and wide plants that help the late-summer / early-autumn garden come alive after the heat of high summer. Newer varieties are more compact and can blend well into smaller spaces. No accident that many think of this as the “best of the fall flowers!” Zones 5-8.

Japanese Anemone Varieties:

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Anemone x hybrida:
'Honore Jobert'

Single white flowers with yellow eye.

Anemone x hybrida: 'Fantasy Pocahontas'

A compact variety with double light pink flowers August through October. Grows 18-24" tall 24" wide in full sun to part shade.

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Anemone x hybrida:
'Lucky Charm'

This variety sports purple new leaves in early spring.

Rich rosy pink single blooms in late summer into fall.

Grows 30-36" tall.

Anemone x hybrida: 'Pretty Lady Diana'

Compact reaching 16" tall and 24" wide. Frilly medium pink flowers August to October.

Anemone x hybrida: 'September Charm'

Pale to deep pink single flowers with yellow eye.

Anemone 'Whirlwind'

Anemone x hybrida: 'Whirlwind'

Double white flowers with slightly twisted petals

Anemone-nemorosa

Anemone nemerosa:
European Wood Anemone

Dainty, carpeting woodland perennial. These spring gems are perfect under trees, shrubs or larger perennials. Very long lived.

Most varieties reach 6-8" tall.

They are getting harder to find in stores so grab them when you find them!

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Anemone sylvestris:
Snowdrop Windflower

Creamy white, nodding flowers in spring and may repeat in fall.

Growing 12-16" tall and wide in part sun. Zones 4-9.

Find the Best Perennials for your Garden

We have a wonderful selection of perennials year round, but if you are looking for a specific perennial we will have the best selection when it is in bloom around town. Note: Native plant pages will take you into the Native Plant section.

Perennials

Actaea: Bugbane

Natives

Native Actaea: Bugbane

Perennials

Agastache: Hyssop

Perennials

Anemone: Windflower

Perennials

Aquilegia: Columbine

Natives

Native Aquilegia: Columbine

Perennials

Artemisia

Natives

Asarum: Wild Ginger

Natives

Asclepias: Milkweed

Perennials

Aster

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Astilbe: False Spirea

Perennials

Bellium: Miniature Daisy

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Bergenia: Pigsqueak

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Brunnera: Bugloss

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Canna Lily

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Camassia: Camas

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Chrysanthemum

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Coreopsis: Tickweed

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Corydalis

Perennials

Cyclamen

Bulbs

Dahlia

Bulbs

Delosperma: Ice Plant

Perennials

Delphinium: Larkspur

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Dianthus: Carnation

Perennials

Dicentra: Bleeding Heart

Natives

Dodecatheon: Shooting Star

Perennials

Echinacea: Coneflower

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Epimedium

Natives

Erigeron: Fleabane

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Eriophyllum: Oregon Sunshine

Perennials

Erodium: Alpine Geranium

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Eupatorium: Joe-Pye Weed

Perennials

Euphorbia: Spurge

Natives

Fragaria: Wild Strawberry

Bulbs

Fritillaria

Perennials

Hardy Fuchsia

Perennials

Hardy Geranium

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Geum: Avens

Perennials

Helenium: Sneezeweed

Perennials

Hellebore

Perennials

Hellebore: Gold Collection

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Hellebore: Winter Jewel

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Heuchera: Coral Bells

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Hosta: Plantain Lily

Perennials

Iberis: Candytuft

Bulbs

Iris

Natives

Native Iris

Perennials

Kniphofia: Red Hot Poker

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Leptinella

Perennials

Leucanthemum: Shasta Daisy

Natives

Lewisia: Bitterroot

Perennials

Ligularia

Perennials

Monarda: Bee Balm

Perennials

Moss

Bulbs

Narcissus: Daffodil

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Paeonia: Peony

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Papaver: Poppy

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Parahebe

Natives

Penstemon: Beard Tongue

Perennials

Perovskia: Russian Sage

Perennials

Primula: Primrose

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Rudbeckia: Black-eyed Susan

Perennials

Salvia

Perennials

Santolina: Lavender Cotton

Perennials

Sedum

Perennials

Evergreen Sedum

Natives

Native Sedum: Stonecrop

Perennials

Sempervivum: Hen & Chicks

Natives

Sidalcea: Checker Mallow

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Sisyrinchium

Blue-eyed Grass
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Solidago: Goldenrod

Natives

Synthyris: Native Figwort

Perennials

Top Shade Perennials

Perennials

Top Sun Perennials

Perennials

Tricyrtis: Toad Lily

Natives

Trillium: Wake Robin

Bulbs

Tulip

Natives

Vancouveria: Inside-out Flower

Perennials

Vinca: Periwinkle

Perennials

Viola: Violet

Natives

Native Viola: Violet

Perennials

Zantedeschia: Calla Lily