Anemone (Anemone Pulsatilla)

(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

The Author: – Ingredients for a Simple Life

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