Anemone (Anemone Pulsatilla)

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    (pronounced: a nay moh’ nay)

    Greek : anemōnē means “daughter of the wind”

    (Also known as:  Easter flower, Dane’s Blood, Pasque Flower, Windflower, Prairie Smoke, Wild Crocus)

    Family: Ranunculaceae

    Flower Type: Showy flowers

    Seasonal: Herbaceous perennial

    Light: Sunny to partial shade (4-6 hours sunlight)

    Size: 4-12 inches high

    Color: white, purple, red,  blue

    Blooming:  March – April, spring wildflower

    Growth Rate: Vigorous

    Soil Type: Loam- sandy soil, well drained.

    Leaves:  basal leaves

    Special Assets | Medicinal Use:  Nice as a cut flower, stays in good condition for about a week.

    Medicinal Use:  *The body bathed with a decoction of anemone, cures leprosy.

    Landscape Use: Plant on slopes, rock gardens or with bulbs.

    Propagation: Self sowing. You can also start the seeds indoors to set out in the spring. You can also divide clumps in the spring.

    Care: Cut back in fall. Very hardy.

    Water: Normal, prefers moist soil.

    Disease/ Insects: Black root rot, rust, Japanese beetles, white flies, aphids, cutworm

    USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9

    Flower Language: Meaning: Unfading Love

    Source: * Culpeper’s Complete Herbal & English Physician

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