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Anemone sylvestris
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Plant Type: Perennials

A delightful late spring bloomer with delicate charm and an iron constitution. Pure white flowers, measuring nearly 2 in. across, are borne singly on bare stems above the attractive dark green, divided foliage. For added ornamental value, the lovely blossoms leave behind interesting white, woolly seed heads as they fade. This species of anenome spreads by running rhizomes, making it a choice ground cover for partially shaded areas. It will grow in any type of soil, but will spread more quickly in loose, sandy loam.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Anenome sylvestris grows best in loose soils and part shade. It will tolerate more sun, however, if ample moisture is available. Though this species grows like a ground cover, it can easily be kept in bounds. New plant-lets are easily lifted. The lush foliage makes an ideal cover for the dying foliage of spring bulbs. After the Snowdrop Anemone blooms, shear it back to the basal foliage. This may stimulate another round of blooms in summer.

Flower Color


Foliage Color


Plant Spread

18 inches

Good Companions

Plant Height

18 inches

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture


Characteristics & Attributes


Ground cover, Woodland, Border, Cut flower, Edging, Rock Garden

Bloom Time

May to September

Critter Resistance

Pest-free, Deer and rabbit resistant


Full to part sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests